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Body found in partially submerged canoe in Severn

Man, 40, pronounced dead at scene Wednesday morning
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Police are investigating after a body was found Wednesday morning on the shore of Lake Couchiching in Severn Township.

Shortly after 7 a.m., emergency crews were called to the shoreline of Lake Couchiching in the area of Cunningham Crescent, just north of Orillia. A 40-year-old man was found in a canoe partially submerged in the water. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or