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OPP recover two bodies from Charleston Lake

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The bodies of two people have been recovered from Charleston Lake after falling through the ice on Sunday afternoon, Ontario Provincial Police said.

3 people had been reported missing Sunday evening, 1 later found safe

Black police vehicles, including a large trailer, in a dirt parking lot in winter.
Ontario Provincial Police vehicles are shown near Charleston Lake, in eastern Ontario, on Monday. Police say they have now recovered the bodies of two missing people who fell through ice on the lake on Sunday. (Francis Ferland/CBC)

The bodies of two people reported missing after falling through the ice on Charleston Lake have been recovered, Ontario Provincial Police said.

OPP confirmed the two people were deceased in a post on social media at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

Police said three people went through the ice while fishing Sunday afternoon on Charleston Lake, roughly 120 kilometres south of downtown Ottawa.

One person was able to extricate themselves from the freezing water and was located safely.

Police had been conducting a search for the other two missing people ever since.

Fire crews and a helicopter from CFB Trenton helped with the search, OPP Const. Joey Mason said in an email to CBC News.

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