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Body found at Morrison's Quarry in Wakefield, Que.

07/08/2015 08:27 EDT | Updated 07/08/2016 05:59 EDT
A body has been recovered from Morrison's Quarry in Wakefield, Que., in the search for an Ottawa man presumed to have drowned after jumping off a cliff on Tuesday.

The incident happened at about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the waters of the quarry. The spot, about 30 kilometres northwest of Ottawa, is a popular spot for swimmers, scuba divers, bungee jumpers and snorkelers.

The man, 35, was swimming at the quarry with his eight-year-old daughter and a friend.

A vacationing off-duty Montreal police officer watched the man jump off a cliff into the water, a distance estimated to be about 23 metres.

The waters of the quarry are about 40 metres deep, and the officer — who was wearing a snorkeling mask — was unable to rescue the man.

Police have not yet confirmed whether the body pulled from the quarry Wednesday morning is the same man who jumped off the cliff.

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