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Police identify the deceased person as a 24 year old from Wingham
Photo: West Gray Police
West Gray police allege that the vehicle sunk in the Saugin River was discovered by the recovery units.
Police say the SUV was found about a kilometer downstream from the place where it is believed to have entered the river.
The Hanover rescue crew on the water, the diving OPP team and the Ayton firefighters assisted in the search.
Police report that the car is currently at a depth of 20 feet and is not visible from the air or from the banks of the river.
The vehicle will remain in the water until it is safely removed.
West Gray police identified the dead man found in the river as 24-year-old Gregory Stephen Glenn McTavish from Wingham.
On Saturday, police responded to a high-speed car traffic message on Victoria Street in Ayton around 4:15 pm.
A little more than an hour later, police say the SUV crashed into the South Saugin River.
The police visited the scene and found the body of a deceased man.
The West Gray Police Criminal Investigation Bureau is trying to establish the identity of all people who are known to be associated with the relevant vehicle registered at Wingham.
If you have any information that can help with this investigation, you will be asked to call 519-371-6911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
UPDATE: The recovery mission was delayed until 9am tomorrow. Thank you to the firefighters Durham and Ayton, OPP, the Hanover Water Rescue Team and all our WGPS members who worked endlessly on this recovery mission. #CommunityPartners pic.twitter.com/aSpap58wlQ
– Police West Gray (@WestGreyPolice) December 31, 2018
Police at the scene on the Saugen River in the south (Beatty) after a car entered the river and sank. WGPS discovered the body of a dead man. Hannover Water Rescue and the OPP Dive team assist the WGPS in a recovery mission. Please stay away from the area. pic.twitter.com/asDCEeFVFo
– Police West Gray (@WestGreyPolice) December 30, 2018