OPP searching for boy, 8, who went missing in Lake Erie

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The underwater search and recovery unit arrived Sunday morning to assist with the investigation. Emergency crews were initially called to an address at Cedar Drive in Turkey Point, Ont., at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after reports of a missing boy.  (@OPP_WR/Twitter - image credit)
The underwater search and recovery unit arrived Sunday morning to assist with the investigation. Emergency crews were initially called to an address at Cedar Drive in Turkey Point, Ont., at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after reports of a missing boy. (@OPP_WR/Twitter - image credit)

Emergency crews are searching the waters of Lake Erie after an 8-year-old boy went missing Saturday afternoon in Turkey Point, Ont., police say.

Provincial police along with the OPP Aviation Services, OPP Marine Unit, Norfolk County Fire Department, Norfolk County Paramedic Services and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton were called to an address at Cedar Drive in Turkey Point at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after reports of a missing boy.

Police say an 8-year-old boy was seen swimming in Lake Erie after abandoning a floating raft and trying to swim back to shore.

"We searched through the evening hours and are continuing to search through the entire morning hours," said OPP Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk Sunday morning, adding that members of the OPP's underwater search and recovery unit were on their way to assist with the investigation.

The missing boy is described as having long, dark shoulder-length hair. He was wearing a blue shirt with a multi-coloured logo and blue and white shorts.

Police say updates will be provided when more information become available.

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