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Search continues for missing diver in St. Lawrence River

A search is underway for a missing scuba diver in the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ont.

Diver failed to surface near Macdonell Island near Cornwall, Ont.

A search is underway for a missing scuba diver in the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ont. 

Ontario Provincial Police were called just before 9 a.m. on June 11 after another diver surfaced without their diving partner.

They had been diving near Lock 21 at Macdonell Island, about 100 kilometres southeast of downtown Ottawa.

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry OPP are being helped by the OPP's marine unit, RCMP, United States Customs and Border Protection, the Canadian Coast Guard and resources from CFB Trenton.

An OPP underwater recovery unit joined the search Wednesday. OPP are asking the public to avoid the area.

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