Quetico Search is Over

     I wish I could say the story has a happy ending but unfortunately it doesn’t.  All of the details still aren’t filled in but the man has been found. 

Police find body of missing boater  By tbnewswatch.com

OPP divers have now recovered the body of a man who fell out of a canoe in a lake at Quetico Park last Thursday.

The body of 65-year-old Darrell Cellars, of Duluth, Minn., was found on Saturday. Police say his canoe overturned during windy conditions in the area.

Police officers from the rainy River District Detachment of the OPP began its search for the man late last week after a GPS locator beacon was deployed in the provincial park.

Duluth man drowns in Quetico lake

Ontario Provincial Police have recovered a Duluth man’s body from a lake in Quetico Provincial Park.

By: Fox 21 News, Fox 21 News



Darrell Cellers, 65, appearently drowned after his canoe overturned during windy weather on McAree Lake. The lake is about 25 miles north of Ely, across the international border.


The OPP began its search Thursday after learning that an emergency GPS locator had been deployed in the area. Cellers’ body was found late Saturday morning.


A postmortem examination performed in Thunder Bay found the cause of death is consistent with drowning and not suspicious in nature.