Man's body recovered from Dark Lake

Updated Feb. 21 2017

Originally published Feb. 20 2017

Divers found the body of a man in Dark Lake in Wilberforce on Monday morning following a snowmobile accident on Saturday evening.

A female snowmobiler was rescued and a male snowmobiler was missing Saturday Feb. 18 after they went through the ice.

"The divers found the body yesterday [Feb. 20]" Highlands East fire chief Bill Wingrove told the Echo.

Robert Bell 53 of Mount Albert Ont. was pronounced dead at the scene according to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon by the Bancroft OPP detachment.

The Highlands East Fire Department paramedics and OPP responded to the call on Saturday. Firefighters have been assisting with traffic at the Dark Lake Bridge on Loop Road as police searched the water below during the weekend.