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Pennsylvania resident dies after falling overboard from boat in the Ottawa Valley

OPP cruiser in this file photo. OPP cruiser in this file photo.
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A 62-year-old Pennsylvania resident is dead after falling overboard from a boat on Muskrat Lake in the Ottawa Valley.

Ontario Provincial Police say officers responded to a call at approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday about a boater who had fallen overboard on the lake in Whitewater Region.

"The boater went under the water and did not resurface," police said in a media release.

The body of the boater was recovered a short time later.

Police did not release the name of the 62-year-old resident of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The Office of the Chief Coroner is investigating.

Muskrat Lake is located 120 km west from downtown Ottawa.

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