Search continues for missing diver in South Stormont

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SOUTH STORMONT — SD&G OPP officers are currently at the scene of a missing scuba diver in the St.Lawrence River near Lock 21 on Macdonell Island in South Stormont Township.

The detachment reports that just prior to 9 a.m., a diver returned to shore while his diving partner, for reasons under investigation, did not surface. Police began searching with the assistance of the SD&G OPP Marine Unit, South Stormont Fire Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (two boats), United States Customs and Border Protection, Canadian Coast Guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center from CFB Trenton with its helicopter.

The search continues with the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit scheduled to attend tomorrow.

The SD&G OPP request the public to avoid the area as the search continues for the missing diver.

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