Provincial police have located the body of Alex Ottley, more than a month after the nine-year-old was swept into Lake Erie while trying to save one of his friends.

Const. Rod LeClair with the Haldimand County OPP said police were called to Peacock Point around 2 p.m. Tuesday after a resident looking out at the lake through a back window spotted something in the water that “caused them concern.”

A helicopter that was helping with another search in the area flew over and confirmed there was something in the water.

“We sent our marine unit out and at that point we were able to locate and recover the body of our missing person from the February 15 incident,” said LeClair.

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