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Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have been investigating a report of a missing boater in the Meaford Harbour.

A lone male had been seen lounging inside a seven-foot white dinghy in the Meaford Harbour located off of Bayfield Street in the Municipality of Meaford on August 10, 2017. At approximately 9:30 p.m., witnesses had heard a splash in the water. The dinghy was observed overturned. There was no sign of the male who was described to be Caucasian, in his mid to late twenties.

 The Canadian Coast Guard (Meaford), the OPP West Region Emergency Response Unit (ERT), OPP Marine Unit, and the Meaford Fire Department are assisting in the search which is ongoing.

OPP continued the search on Friday morning.

 Anyone with information which may assist is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.