The OPP is currently searching for a missing swimmer in the Ottawa River. Police responded to a call in Mattawa about a person swimming in the Ottawa River who went missing at around 3:00pm on Saturday.

The person was carried downstream by the current and the person who called police lost sight of the swimmer. Members of the OPP utilized all available resources to locate the individual Saturday, with the assistance of the OPP’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), the OPP Snow Machine, All Terrain Vehicle and Vessel Enforcement (S.A.V.E.) Team and the North Bay Detachment Marine Unit.

The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be released as soon as they become available.