Body found on shore of Lake Ontario in Pickering believed to be missing fisherman
Kevin Wong, 31, appears in this undated photo provided by Durham Regional Police. Investigators say he was boating near Ajax on Thursday when his boat turned up empty.
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:03AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:39PM EDT
A body found in the water in Pickering on Tuesday morning is believed to be that of Kevin Wong, a 31-year-old fisherman who went missing in Ajax last week, Durham Regional Police confirm.
Const. George Tudos said the body was found at around 10 a.m. near Petticoat Creek Conservation area, near Park Crescent in Cliffview Park.
Tudos said a post-mortem exam will need to be conducted to officially confirm the identity of the deceased and the cause of death.
Wong was reportedly filming a video in a boat off Rotary Park in Ajax with a friend when he disappeared last Thursday afternoon.
According to police, his friend was in a separate boat and lost sight of the Wong sometime before noon.
Police were alerted to the disappearance after they received a call at around 2 p.m. about an empty 17-foot aluminum fishing boat that was drifting off the park shoreline with its motor still running.
A search was initiated and involved resources from the Canadian Coast Guard, Durham Regional Police, Pickering Fire Services, the Toronto Police Service Marine Unit, and the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Police say anyone with new information about the case is asked to contact investigators with Durham Regional Police.