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A private lake where a man went missing is seen in Normanby Township, Ont. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Source: West Grey Police Service)

A search is underway after a man who went canoeing on a private lake southeast of Hanover, Ont. on Wednesday failed to return.

West Grey police say they were called to a Normanby Township home for reports of a 55-year-old man who went missing.

Police, along with the West Grey Fire Department and the Hanover Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Unit are working to locate the man.

A more extensive search of the waterways will be undertaken if needed with assistance from the OPP's Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.