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UPDATE: Bodies of missing swimmers found in Lake of the Woods

Two Winnipeg residents were recovered by OPP in the Lake of the Woods Friday evening.
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KENORA, ON -- The bodies of two swimmers who were announced missing on Thursday have been recovered.

Police have confirmed the identity of 19-year old Arwinder Brar, and 20-year-old Pawan Preet Brar of Winnipeg as the two deceased individuals.

On Thursday at approximately 1:30 p.m., Kenora OPP received a report of two swimmers in distress in the water at McLeod Park on Lake of the Woods.

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit began to search the waterways Friday and discovered the bodies in the evening, according to media release.

A post-mortem is expected to take place on Monday in Kenora.