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Police recover body near Penetanguishene Bay

A 25-year-old female snowmobiler went through the ice on the evening of Friday, Dec. 23, but dangerous ice conditions prevented first responders from recovering her body until Dec. 25
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PENETANGUISHENE, ON - On the evening of Friday Dec. 23, 2016,  members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information that a snowmobiler had gone through the ice near Penetanguishene Bay.

The Southern Georgian Bay Marine Unit along with the OPP helicopter and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) commenced a search of the area.

The search continued throughout the day on Dec. 24, 2016 at which time the deceased snowmobiler was located but due to dangerous conditions police were unable to safely recover her body until the next day.

On the morning of Dec. 25, 2016 the body of a 25-year-old female from Penetanguishene, Ontario, was recovered from the waters of Georgian Bay near Penetanguishene Bay, ON. The Southern Georgian Bay OPP crime unit is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Southern Georgian bay OPP 705-526-3761 or Orillia communications 1-888-310-1122.

The Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to warn snowmobilers to avoid the Penetanguishene Bay as it is not completely frozen and unsafe due to open water in this area.

For more information and safety tips relating to snowmobiling please click on the following links:

Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.  If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)