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Update: Lanark OPP Search for Male believed to have broken through ice

Update: Lanark OPP Search for Male believed to have broken through ice

Rider identified and located deceased

TAY VALLEY TWP – On Saturday December 16, 2017 at approximately 9:00pm, members of the Lanark County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an overdue person call on Bennett Lake, Tay Valley Township.

Police responded after receiving information that a male had been ice fishing on the lake and did not return home on his ATV. His family observed a large hole on the ice surface and became concerned that he had fallen through the ice. Lanark County OPP members attended to search for the male with the assistance of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit(USRU).

Elmer Abercrombie age 80 of Tay Valley Township was located deceased by OPP USRU officers. It was determined that Mr. Abercrombie had been travelling on the lake ice earlier in the day with his ATV and fell through.

If any person has further information in regards to this matter they are asked to please call 1-888-310-1122

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