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Canoeist found safe

Around 10 a.m. yesterday, Thunder Bay OPP officers were advised of a canoe that was located partially submerged in Wild Goose Bay in the Municipality of Shuniah.

Officers responded and observed the canoe to contain camping gear and other articles, but there was no paddle or lifejacket with it.

Shortly after, a lifejacket and paddle were located in the bay.

Men injured in crash

On Tuesday at approximately 2:05 p.m. the Marathon OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision east of Marathon at Highway 17.

A flatbed industrial truck travelling west bound left the roadway and entered the south side ditch striking a rock cut.

Man killed

The Rainy River District OPP, in conjunction with Canadian National Railway Police, are investigating a pedestrian fatality involving a train.

At 3:42 a.m. on Sunday, the Rainy River District OPP responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a train in the Town of Rainy River.

Tips on break-in sought

The Rainy River District OPP currently is investigating a break and enter to a business on the 100 block of Scott Street in Fort Frances.

The break-in took place sometime between 6 p.m. on July 12 and 7 a.m. on July 14.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122.

Driver facing charges

Shortly after 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, the Rainy River District OPP was called regarding a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 11 near Atikokan—nearly causing two head-on collisions.

The vehicle was located a short time later.

Officers stopped the vehicle and conducted an investigation.

Man’s death probed

The OPP was asked Tuesday to assist the Lac Seul Police Service in connection with the death of 56-year-old Lac Seul First Nation resident Donald Wesley.

Under the direction of the coroner, a post-mortem examination was conducted at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora.

The cause of death is not being released at this time.

Youths found safe

The Rainy River District OPP has located two missing youths.

Trinity George, 13, and Nikki Lockman, 14, were located safe at an Alberton residence at 12:50 p.m. today.

They last were seen yesterday near Point Park in Fort Frances.

The OPP wish to thank the public for their assistance.

Grass fires tips sought

Over the past several weeks, members of the Rainy River District OPP were called to investigate suspicious grass fires.

These incidents occurred in the Township of La Vallee and Emo.

Anyone with any information relating to these incidents is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Man drowns

On Thursday around 4:30 p.m., Atikokan OPP officers responded to a call for assistance on Marmion Lake.

A 63-year-old Missouri man, who had entered the water to retrieve a boat, subsequently went underwater and did not surface.

Crash victim identified

Police responded to a two-vehicle collision Tuesday on Highway 17 in Mutrie Township near Dryden.

The driver of one vehicle died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision with a cattle truck at around 5:30 p.m.

He has been identified as David Bowes, 63, of Ear Falls.