Tributes for Toowoomba man found dead in Canada

Toowoomba man Bennett Zeller died after his canoe capsized in Canada.
Toowoomba man Bennett Zeller died after his canoe capsized in Canada.

UPDATE: Tributes for a Toowoomba man found dead four days after his canoe capsized on a Canadian lake are being shared on social media.

Toowoomba man Bennett Zeller, 22, had been canoeing with a friend in Georgian Bay in Ontario when it capsized last Thursday.

Ontario police officials today recovered his body, confirming the tragic news with friends and family.

Tributes have emerged on social media touching on Mr Zeller's impact on their lives.

Toowoomba man Bennett Zeller died after his canoe capsized in Canada.
Toowoomba man Bennett Zeller died after his canoe capsized in Canada.

In a post the Sasquatch Mountain Resort, a Canadian ski resort, Richmond Wright described Mr Zeller as "the brightest soul".

"He inspired me so much and gave me hope in life, influenced many of my friends," he wrote.

"You will be missed my friend.

"I miss you already.

"You have no idea the impact you made on my life."

Mr Zeller was described as "one of life's legends" in another tribute post on Facebook.

It is understood Mr Zeller's family, based in Toowoomba, has travelled to Canada.

Toowoomba man Bennett Zeller died after his canoe capsized in Canada.
Toowoomba man Bennett Zeller died after his canoe capsized in Canada. Facebook

Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police Unit and Bruce Peninsula National Park warden discovered Mr Zeller's body about 5pm on Monday (local time).

A friend, 25, from Windsor, with whom he was canoeing, managed to swim to shore after the raft capsized.

Mr Zeller's death is not considered suspicious.

EARLIER: A Toowoomba man missing for four days has been found dead, according to the ABC.

Former University of Southern Queensland student Bennett Zeller was canoeing with a friend in Georgian Bay, Canada when the boat he was in overturned in water.

Blackburn News reports Mr Zeller's friend, a 25-year-old from Windsor, swam to shore and was treated in hospital for hypothermia.

It also reported the Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police Marine Unit and Bruce Peninsula National Park warden located Mr Zeller's body around 5pm Monday (local time).

According to Mr Zeller's Facebook profile, he was a keen traveller who was living in Mission, British Columbia.

At one point he had even worked for Tarpy Sonqo in Peru. 



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