THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On June 8, 2022, shortly before 11:00 am, a 56-year-old Ottawa man, who was camping alone in a remote area of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park was reported missing by park staff after his vehicle permit expired.
The individual was last seen by campers on June 6, 2022.
Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the incident.
The man was camping in a remote area near Tee Harbour, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and all of his personal belongings were located at their campsite except for a kayak.
Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) helicopter and two Thunder Bay (OPP) Emergency Response Team (ERT) members were engaged. As well, the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) and the Canadian Coast Guard were engaged, searching the shoreline and neighbouring islands to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
On June 8, 2022, shortly after 3:30 pm, Thunder Bay OPP ERT members located a kayak and the missing person, who was deceased in Lake Superior along the Sleeping Giant Peninsula shoreline.
No foul play is suspected and the Coroner has been engaged.
The family has been notified. The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Alexander Hay of Ottawa, Ontario.
NetNewsLedger has learned that Mr. Hay was a teacher at KIHS.
Anyone with information regarding this event should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.