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Body found in Lake Ontario identified as missing Grimsby man: police

A post mortem completed Friday identified the remains as those of David Martens. Police are continuing to investigate his death, but say foul play is not suspected.

David Martens, 46, was last seen on July 27

A body pulled from Lake Ontario Thursday has been identified as David Martens, a Grimsby man who was last seen on July 27. (Niagara Regional Police Service)

Niagara police have identified a body pulled from Lake Ontario Thursday as that of a missing Grimsby man.

A post mortem completed Friday identified the remains as David Martens.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances around his death, but say foul play is not suspected.

The 46-year-old was last seen near Beacon Harbour and the kayak rental area on July 27 around 3 p.m.

Detectives said he may have rented a kayak or paddle board before he went missing.

An extensive search was launched, which included the Niagara police marine unit's underwater search and recovery unit along with the Canadian Coast Guard. Boats, planes, helicopters and underwater sonar were all used to scour the water and shoreline for Martens.

On Thursday officers were called to Sandy Cove Drive in Lincoln after a report of a body found in the lake.

The police marine unit helped recover the remains and investigators say the identity of the deceased was later confirmed.