Rescuers are again searching Lake Huron off Sauble Beach for person in distress
Emergency crews are again searching the waters off Sauble Beach, this time for a missing windsurfer or paddleboarder.
In a tweet Wednesday morning, police said several witnesses saw a person wearing a wet suit in distress and being pulled out into the lake by waves Tuesday evening around 7:37 p.m. in the area of 6th Street North.
The person did not appear to make it back to shore but police have not confirmed that at this time. Police have not received any missing or overdue person reports as of Wednesday morning.
The Canadian Forces Joint Rescue Coordination Centre is assisting in the search along with South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department, Saugeen Shores Fire Department. There is also an OPP helicopter and Grey Bruce OPP Marine Unit helping look for the person.
Police are asking public vessels to avoid the area.
On Sunday, a swimmer went into distress off the beach at Saugeen First Nation. A body was recovered yesterday.
#GreyBruceOPP involved in search for surfer/paddle boarder wearing wet suit observed in distress, pulled by waves out into lake, Tuesday evening on Lake Huron, area of 6th St N, Sauble Beach. @JRCCTrentCCCOS involved in the search. Any info contact #OPP 1-888-310-1122. ^ab pic.twitter.com/p5AAL7gX16
— OPP West Region (@OPP_WR) September 16, 2020
Updated at 11:16 a.m. September 16th to include more information.