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Body found in Ottawa River that of missing boater, police confirm

Gatineau police have confirmed a body recovered from the Ottawa River on Tuesday evening was that of a 30-year-old woman who disappeared after a boating incident on Sunday.

Fanny Mantha, 30, disappeared after boating incident Sunday

Fanny Mantha, 30, was reported missing after a boating incident on Sunday evening. (Supplied by Mantha Family )

Gatineau police have confirmed a body recovered from the Ottawa River on Tuesday evening was that of a 30-year-old woman who disappeared after a boating incident on Sunday.

The body of Fanny Mantha was found around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday by Gatineau police along with Sûreté du Québec divers, said Renée-Anne St-Amant, a spokesperson for Gatineau police.

Mantha was found near Marina Leblanc. Her cause of death is still under investigation. 

"I wish to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Ms. Mantha in this difficult time," said St-Amant. 

Mantha was reported missing after a boating incident on the weekend.

Emergency crews from both Gatineau and Ottawa responded to a call around 6:20 p.m. Sunday about a boat turning around in circles, apparently out of control.

When first responders reached the boat, they found an unconscious man, according to a release from Ottawa Fire Services. 

After he regained consciousness, he told police he had been on board with a woman, and that she had fallen overboard. 

With files from Radio-Canada's Jean-Sebastien Marier

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