Chatham-Kent OPP officials say on July 7, 2018, around 8 pm, Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a missing boater on Lake St Clair near Mitchells Bay.
The missing boater left St. Anne Island boating “hang out” area riding a green and black Seadoo Spark.
Witnesses stated he was wearing a personal floatation device and was returning to Mitchells Bay Marina but never made arrived.
After hours of searching, the Seadoo was located without the rider.
On July 8, 2018 around 4 p.m. the missing boater was located, in good health, and transported to area hospital for assessment.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), the Canadian Coast Guard, OPP Aviation Services, OPP West Region Emergency Response Unit (ERT), OPP K9, OPP Marine Unit, Ministry of National Resources and Forestry, Chatham-Kent Police Service and the Walpole Island First Nation Police assisted in the search.