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Search underway for 2 people who fell through Charleston Lake ice

A search and rescue operation was taking place Sunday evening on a lake north of Gananoque for two people who fell through the ice, Ontario Provincial Police say.

Another person reported missing was found safely, say OPP

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Ontario Provincial Police sad Sunday they were searching for two people who fell through the ice on Charleston Lake. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

A search and rescue operation is underway on a lake north of Gananoque for two people who fell through the ice, Ontario Provincial Police say.

In a social media post around 6 p.m. Sunday, OPP said their officers were on the scene at Charleston Lake, roughly 120 kilometres south of downtown Ottawa.

Initially, three people were reported missing, OPP said. 

They said in a second post about two hours later one of them had been located safely

Fire crews and a helicopter from CFB Trenton were helping with the search, said OPP Const. Joey Mason in an email to CBC.

Few other details have been released by Monday morning with Mason describing the disappearances Sunday as "a developing situation."

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