Police divers have recovered the body of a Tiny Township man missing since April 17.
Just before 6 p.m. Monday, members of the Ontario Provincial Police underwater search and recovery unit located the body of 29-year-old Nick Dusome in Penetanguishene Bay after an exhaustive search that lasted almost one week.
They had been searching the water in and around the bay for the past five days utilizing side-scan sonar when they made the discovery in an area near the Northwest Basin Marina.
Dusome was reported missing to Southern Georgian Bay OPP on April 20 at 8:30 p.m. by concerned family members.
Dusome immediately became the subject of an intense search that saw air and water resources from the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) in Trenton utilized along with the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Cape Providence, which is based in Meaford.
Numerous OPP marine units were also involved in the expansive water search, which included trained marine officers from Southern Georgian Bay OPP, West Parry Sound OPP, the Central Region traffic and marine unit, and the Central Region SAVE (Snowmobile All-Terrain Vessel Enforcement) team.
In addition to searching the water, the OPP were also assisted on land by the Central Region emergency response team, which conducted shoreline patrols along the Penetanguishene Bay area and in the air. An OPP helicopter, was also utilized.
The exact cause of Dusome’s death has not yet been determined. A post-mortem examination is scheduled for today (Tuesday) at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.
In a press release, the OPP and the Dusome family thanked all those who volunteered over the past week in various searches that were conducted with the hope of locating Dusome.
The OPP also extended its appreciation to members of the public who contacted investigators with information they believed might have been of importance in locating Dusome.