Divers pull fisherman from St. Lawrence River

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

PRESCOTT – An Augusta Township man has died after a boat he was in with a group of fishermen capsized on the St. Lawrence River.

Grenville County O.P.P. say a group of three men were fishing near Adams Island in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Township Saturday when their boat overturned, tossing the trio into the frigid water.

Two of the men were able to make it to the island and were rescued by another fishing boat around 2 p.m., while the third man didn’t make it.

An O.P.P. dive team, helicopter, and SAVE Team searched the river Sunday and recovered his body – roughly 24 hours after the mishap.

An autopsy on the 48-year-old victim is being performed Monday.

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