KENORA, Ont. (EON) – Provincial police in Kenora, Ont., say an eight-year-old boy was found dead at Rushing River Provincial Park.
OPP say they were called to investigate reports of a missing person.
OPP Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Duggan said they searched the park with the emergency response team, a K9 unit and the Kenora Marine and Trails unit.
The boy, whose name has not been released, was found dead.
“Obviously a death of an eight-year-old is always tragic. Our thoughts are with the family,” he said.
“It is May long weekend and there is increased activity at all provincial parks, waterways and on the highway. Unfortunately, incidents like this do happen and, nonetheless, they have to be investigated and followed up.”
According to the CBC, a small section of the park is closed on Sunday while police continue the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
A post-mortem is being scheduled.