Week-long search continues for missing boater

OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit vehicle. Photo courtesy of the OPP

Rescue workers are continuing to search for a Windsor man who has been missing for more than a week after his boat capsized near Rondeau Provincial Park.

The Ontario Provincial Police said on August 6 at around 9:22 a.m., police officers and the Chatham-Kent Fire Department responded to a call about the overturned boat on Lake Erie. The boat was located about 100 yards out from the shoreline of Rondeau.

Firefighters eventually located one of the boaters without vital signs on the shoreline of Rondeau. The boater, 75-year-old Robert Thibert of Windsor, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators later learned that another boater, 57-year-old Kenneth Blythe of Windsor, was also aboard the boat before it flipped.

Police said on Saturday that Blythe remains missing and the OPP is continuing to search the waters of Lake Erie.

No further information about the search has been released at this time.

-With files from Ruby Sweeney