Male pulled from Lake Huron identified as Peter James Armstrong

May 4, 2016

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On 2 May 2016 at 1:31 pm hikers walking alone the Lake Huron shoreline came across a body just off shore in the water. The discovery was at the south end of MacGregor Point Provincial Park in Saugeen Township.

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police, Saugeen Shores Fire Service and the Saugeen Shores Police Service removed the body from the water.

The body was taken to London where an autopsy was conducted on Tuesday 3 May 2016. The body was identified as that of missing person Peter James Armstrong. No foul play is suspected. The cause of death will not be determined until the results of toxicology are completed and reviewed by the coroner's office.

Armstrong was last seen at 9 00 pm, 9 March 2016 at a relative's home along the Saugeen River in Southampton. An extensive search was conducted by the OPP Emergency Response Team, the Saugeen Shores Police Service and the Saugeen Shores Fire Service over the next weeks. The search included officers on the ground, K-9, unmanned drone, helicopter, boat with side scan sonar and divers.

 Officers continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding Armstrong's disappearance. Police, border agencies, the health care system, banking system and social media were all monitored but no activity was noted with any of these agencies.

Next of kin have been notified. I am confident our community will continue to show its support to the family and friends of Jim Armstrong.

Dan Rivett

Chief of Police

Saugeen Shores

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