OPP Find Body Of Missing Swimmer

The Kingsville Fire Department assists in the search for a missing swimmer on Lake Erie in Essex, July 31, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Bob Kissner)

The Ontario Provincial Police say they have found the body of 56-year-old Laura Del-bel of Farmington Hills, Michigan in the waters of Lake Erie off Colchester Harbour.

Del-bel disappeared Sunday afternoon. She was with a group of boaters, about a kilometre off shore from Colchester Harbour when she and another boater decided to go swimming. While the other swimmer resurfaced, Del-bel did not.

The search involved members of the Essex County OPP Marine Unit, the Essex County Emergency Response Team, the OPP K-9 unit, the OPP Helicopter and the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.

Del-bel’s body was found around 8:45pm Monday.