POLICE SEACH FOR OVERDUE BOATER – LOCATED DECEASED

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Elgin County OPP have confirmed that a body that turned up on shore in the Port Burwell area is that of missing boater Reginald FISHER, age 77 of Dutton, ON.

On Friday October 2nd, 2020 at approximately 7 pm police received a report from a jogger who advised that they had found a human body on the shore of Lake Erie just west of the Port Burwell Provincial Park beach area. As a result of the investigation police have positively identified the body as that of Reginald FISHER who was last seen September 17th, 2020.

Mr. Fisher was last seen leaving the Port Glasgow area alone in his sailboat on September 17th around 3 pm. He was reported overdue the following day September 18th, 2020. Since that time police and Canadian Coast Guard resources conducted extensive searches by both air and water locating Mr. Fisher’s vessel capsized. Mr. Fisher was not located and since that time had remained listed as missing.