Search continues for man who fell into water at Hog's Back Falls

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Ottawa police have identified 24-year-old Jessie Tessier as the man who accidentally fell into the water near Hog's Back Falls on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (Ottawa Police Service - image credit)
Ottawa police have identified 24-year-old Jessie Tessier as the man who accidentally fell into the water near Hog's Back Falls on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (Ottawa Police Service - image credit)

Ottawa police say they'll continue their search Monday for a man who fell into the water at Hog's Back Falls.

Emergency responders were first called to the falls on the Rideau River just after 7 p.m. Saturday, the Ottawa Police Service said in a media release that night.

Police officers, firefighters and paramedics searched the water that evening for the man — identified by police Sunday night as 24-year-old Jessie Tessier — with help from Parks Canada, but were unsuccessful.

The search resumed Sunday with a water and shoreline search of the area beneath the falls. Those efforts ended just before 5 p.m.

Police have said fast-moving water has hampered the search effort, and officers have worked with water authorities to lessen the flow.

Tessier was last seen wearing a black or grey t-shirt, grey jogging pants and a backpack, police said. He is approximately five-foot-six with a thin build.

Anyone who sees Tessier should call police at 613-236-1222 extension 5166.

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