Police search for missing man after canoe capsizes on Lake Scugog

Water and shoreline searches continue today for a fisherman whose canoe capsized last night on Lake Scugog.

On Monday (Oct. 15), at approximately 5:20 p.m., emergency services were called to Centre Road and Crozier Lane on Scugog Island for a boater in distress.

Durham Regional Police say it was reported the 31-year-old Toronto fisherman was out alone in his canoe at the time when it capsized. Witnesses found the empty canoe and contacted police. Members of North Division, along with the Marine Unit and Air1, attempted to locate the male last evening with negative results. They will continue to search for the male today. The missing boater was not wearing a personal flotation device.

The missing boater is believed to be Phong Vu, age 31, of Toronto.

If anyone has any information, please call Cst. Lang of North Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 extension 3977.

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