UPDATE: Search and Rescue Now A Recovery Effort

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Provincial police say a search and rescue operation for a missing swimmer in Lake St. Clair off Lakewood Park beach in Tecumseh has now become a recovery effort.

Several people in a boat anchored about a half-kilometre off shore near the intersection of Riverside Dr. and Manning Rd. had gone into the water to swim late Sataurday afternoon.

Police say one of them did not return to the boat and remains missing.

The OPP and Chatham-Kent marine units, along with Tecumseh Fire Rescue Service, Windosr police, the RCMP and the U.S. Coast Guard were involved in the search, which was called off before 9:30pm Saturday because of darkness.

The recovery effort with the OPP's Underwater Search and Recovery Unit will resume Sunday.