UPDATE | OPP divers recovered the man's body on Aug. 25, 2020.
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a 71-year-old man disappeared after jumping into the Ottawa River in Clarence-Rockland Saturday evening.
In a release, Ontario Provincial Police said they were called by Ottawa police Saturday evening to assist in locating a distraught man.
The man was believed to have left a hospital in Ottawa, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said Sunday.
Officers saw the man at a marina in Clarence-Rockland around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, and the man jumped into the river soon after, it said.
The police watchdog said an officer then jumped into the water to try to help the man, but could not find him.
The Ottawa Fire Services marine unit was called in and police divers spent Sunday searching for the man.
The SIU investigates incidents involving police in which death, serious injury or sexual assault occurs.