Essex County OPP have now confirmed that they have located the body of a swimmer reported missing over the weekend in the waters northwest of Pelee Island.
Police were called on Sunday afternoon after a group out boating near Colchester Harbour, just off the mainland, said one of their members went under the water while swimming and didn’t come back up.
The search included an O-P-P K-9 unit, a helicopter and the underwater search and recovery unit.
According to a release issued Tuesday, Members of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, along with the Essex OPP Marine Unit, located the body of the 56-year-old woman on Monday, August 1st.
The OPP have identified the victim as 56-year-old Laura Del-bel of Farmington Hills, Michigan.