Man's body discovered in Lake Ontario near Oshawa

Female torso discovered in Oshawa harbour

A man's body was pulled from Lake Ontario near Oshawa after people walking in a waterfront park spotted it in the water on Saturday evening.

Police do not suspect foul play, Durham Regional Police Insp. Tim Maw told CBC Toronto. The body is that of an adult male, he said.

Maw said police received a call about a body floating in the water near Lakeview Park, in Oshawa Harbour at the bottom of Simcoe Street South at about 7:30 p.m.

People walking in the park could see it about 90 to 120 metres from the shoreline. Officers arrived and Oshawa Fire Services used its boat to help retrieve the body.

The man's cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy will likely be performed on Sunday or Monday, Maw said. A coroner attended the scene when the body was found.

"The body appeared to be in the water for a period of time so there was some decomposition. We haven't been able to identify it or confirm an age yet," Maw said.

He added that the body was taken to Ontario's Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.