Police search lake for missing man near Wakefield, Quebec

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by Trevor Greenway on September 2, 2010

MRC des Collines Police Spokesperson Martin Fournel looks across Jamieson Lake, as the department's nautical unit trolls for the body of a missing Ottawa Man. Photo by Trevor Greenway of teh Low Down

MRC des Collines Police Spokesperson Martin Fournel looks across Jamieson Lake, as the department's nautical unit trolls for the body of a missing Ottawa Man. Photo by Trevor Greenway of the Low Down

MRC des Collines police are searching for the body of a 40-year-old Ottawa man who went missing Aug. 28 near Wakefield, Quebec.

The man was reported missing in the city, but a Jamieson Lake cottager spotted a vehicle  and called police Aug. 30. When MRC des Collines police arrived at the lake, just off
Shouldice Road, they found the man’s car, a bicycle and some personal effects.

According to MRC Spokesperson Martin Fournel, it’s believed the man was suicidal and took his own life, although nothing has been confirmed.

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“The individual unhooked a dock, went on the lake and probably drowned himself,” said Fournel. “We are looking for a body right now.”

When the Low Down arrived before noon Aug. 31, the police water-patrol unit was on hand, using grappling hooks in their search for the body which, at press time, had not been found. A Surete du Quebec diving team was called in to continue the search.