Deceased Driver Found In Submerged Vehicle On Kushog Lake

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On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. Haliburton Highlands OPP were called to investigate a missing person in Algonquin Highlands.

Police patrolled the area of Highway 35 and surrounding area. Today, (Wednesday) shortly after 8:30 a.m., the pickup truck of the missing person was located submerged in Kushog Lake next to the Highway by a family member.

OPP members from the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) attended and confirmed the deceased person inside the vehicle and assisted with the removal.

Highway 35 remains closed while OPP members trained in collision reconstruction investigate and gather evidence.

Police continue to investigate the cause of this collision. The deceased has been transported to the Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit in Toronto pending a post mortem examination. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

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