Search suspended off coast of P.E.I. for fisherman who fell overboard

The search for a lobster fisherman reported missing off the northeast coast of Prince Edward Island has been suspended.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax ended the official search Tuesday, just before 8 p.m., saying three aircraft and 60 vessels had taken part in the operation near Naufrage, P.E.I.

The 22-year-old fisherman was reported missing earlier in the day, shortly before 5:30 a.m.

His name was not released.

A military spokesman says a 911 call was received from someone on a boat.

A boat from the St. Peter’s Fire Department and a Canadian Coast Guard cutter out of Souris, P.E.I., also took part in the search.

May 22, 2019 / by / in
Possible Human remains found at Hamilton, Ontario beach

Hamilton police say human remains have been found near Cherry Beach Rd. in Hamilton.

They say a man was walking along the Lake Ontario shoreline on Monday where he came across what he believed to be a human femur bone. The man brought it into the East End station.

The bone was sent out for testing and was confirmed to be human.

Hamilton officers say they are are currently searching along the shoreline for any additional remains. The case has been turned over to the coroner’s office.

Police are asking any residents who come across anything that could possibly be human remains to not remove it from the area but to call police at 905-546-4925.

May 22, 2019 / by / in
Great Slave Lake search: Police confirm identity of body

RCMP confirmed a body spotted in Great Slave Lake last week belongs to one of three people reported missing between Dettah and Łutselk’e.

A specialist police team reached the body on Monday.

Police identified the body as that of missing 65-year-old Sam Boucher in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

Search and rescue teams spent five days last week scouring the lake from the air, with ice conditions too treacherous for a ground search as temperatures rise.

A body was seen from a helicopter on Friday, leading RCMP to suspend their search for Boucher, his 23-year-old daughter Cammy, and a third individual.

On Tuesday, police said they believe the third person is Jake Gully, a 28-year-old from Fort Good Hope.

Gully and Cammy Boucher are being treated as missing persons, though police say they have evidence indicating the two “suffered the same fate” as Sam Boucher.

The three had left Dettah with a snowmobile and two toboggans late on Monday, May 13, before being reported overdue a day later.

Describing the body’s recovery, police said three officers and a federal Fisheries and Oceans staff member were able to retrieve the body and some associated debris on Monday, May 20.

However, a helicopter search could find no sign of the remaining two missing people or their effects.

The NWT coroner’s office confirmed the body found is that of Sam Boucher, a well-known and highly respected traveller on the land, from Łutselk’e.

“RCMP stayed in constant communication with the families of the missing persons, including the plans for recovery of the deceased and the identification of Samuel Boucher,” said police.

“Yellowknife RCMP General Investigative Section will continue to investigate the missing persons’ files for the remaining missing two persons.

“RCMP encourage anyone with any information on their whereabouts in the days leading up to May 13 to please contact your local detachment.”

More trips are planned over the area where the body was found.

Police continue to warn people not to enter the ice of Great Slave Lake on foot, as conditions continue to shift.

“Our officers have been on the water and experienced the conditions first-hand. They strongly urge people to stay off the ice and water,” said Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel.


May 21, 2019 / by / in
Two-year-old Prince Albert boy located safe and sound: police

A partnership involving the Prince Albert Police Service, Prince Albert Grand Council Search and Rescue, and Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers (SARSAV), passed its first real test of 2019 with flying colours over the May long weekend.

Late Sunday morning, police received a report of a missing two-year-old boy. Right away numerous agencies sprang into action, including police, mobile crisis, Prince Albert Grand Council search and rescue and the Prince Albert Fire Department. Deputy Fire Chief Corey Rodgers told paNOW the search area was contained to a residential area in the 1300 block of 10th Ave. W.

“The [house] was adjacent to an open field so the fire fighters were doing some searching in that area,” he said.

About an hour later, the search was called off, as the child was located inside a family friend’s residence. Following an investigation it was determined the boy was never in danger.

The Prince Albert Police Service has entered into partner Memorandums of Understanding with PAGC and SARSAV, which guided the service in the deployment of resources to assist in the search. According to a news release from police, this was the first time in 2019 and since the signing of the MOUs that both agencies have been called upon to assist with a police investigation.

By Nigel Maxwell

May 21, 2019 / by / in
Deceased person found in Sudbury, Ontario.


The Greater Sudbury Police are working with the Coroner’s office in relation to this investigation. The cause of death has still yet to be determined.

The identity of the male has been determined, he originates from Quebec and police are attempting to notify his next of kin.

The identity of the deceased will not be released.

Greater Sudbury Police are investigating the discovery of deceased person found behind a local establishment on Lorne Street.

Police received a call from a community member to report what they suspected was a deceased person. Officers attended the area and confirmed a decease male body at the location.

The man’s identity is yet to be confirmed and next of kin notified.

Police have release few details at this time and say they are working closely with the Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information please contact Detective Constable Reynard Dockery of the Greater Sudbury Police Services at 705-675-9171 extension 2346.

May 21, 2019 / by / in
Winnipeg Police Locate Missing, Non-Verbal Child Using Transmitter Bracelet

Police used life-saving technology to find a missing autistic, non-verbal child.

Yesterday evening, at around 7:00 PM. police received a report that a 16 year-old autistic, non-verbal boy had gone missing near the Grant Park area.

He was wearing a transmitter bracelet through Project Life Saver and was located after he had travelled almost 10 km.

The Winnipeg Police Service is grateful for our community partnerships and being able to able to bring a quick resolution to what could have had tragic consequences.

May 21, 2019 / by / in
The body of four-year-old girl who died in a stream in Macamic, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, has been found

The Sûreté du Québec indicated that it had been informed Sunday at 1:45 pm that an inanimate body had been discovered in the sector of 2nd and 3rd Rang Ouest, in Macamic, without confirming directly that it was of the girl in question.

“For now, all to believe that this is the girl who sank in the creek on May 4, but we must wait for the official confirmations,” said Christine Coulombe, spokesman for the SQ.

The body was discovered by volunteers who had mobilized to find Alicia, who had disappeared while playing with other children on family land.

On May 8, “Le Journal de Montreal” reported, citing Danika St-Amand, the girl’s mother, that the child had been pushed into the water by another child who was curious to know if she could swim.

Intense research had been undertaken from the day of his disappearance. The Sûreté du Québec sent a helicopter and divers in the area, in addition to agents to rake the banks of the creek. A few days ago, the SQ had to stop the research carried out by its divers because of the very high level of water, but did not exclude to resume them once the level stabilized. The raking of the banks by SQ agents was not suspended.

Sunday, after being recovered, the body was transported to a hospital center. The file is in the hands of an investigator, mentioned the SQ.

May 19, 2019 / by / in
Lower Sackville Nova Scotia man’s body pulled from water after weekend fishing trip

Police say they have found the body of a man who went fishing at Halifax-area lake on the weekend.

The RCMP were called to Dollar Lake Provincial Park at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in relation to an overdue fisherman. Police say a 72-year-old man from Lower Sackville went fishing at Dollar Lake and that his truck was still parked at the boat launch when it was dark.

After a search of the nearby area, police say various groups assisted in trying to find the man, including Halifax Ground Search and Rescue, two area fire departments and Nova Scotia environment conservation officers.

At 1:47 a.m., police say the man’s body was located in the water.

Police say they believe the man was wearing a flotation and that the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Service will perform an autopsy on Monday.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time,” a police statement said.

No other details were provided.

By Philip CroucherStar Halifax

May 19, 2019 / by / in
Hikers rescued in New Brunswick with assistance of search and rescue helicopter

A group of five missing hikers in the area of Welsford, N.B., were located with the assistance of a search and rescue helicopter on Saturday.

New Brunswick RCMP, Emergency Health Services and members of the Welsford Volunteer Fire Department were the first to respond after receiving a call at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Search and rescue teams were called in, and a Cormorant helicopter was deployed from Canadian Forces Base Greenwood in Nova Scotia by Joint Task Force Atlantic.

The helicopter was able to locate the group of five hikers in a wooded area approximately 26 kilometres north of Saint John.

The group was hoisted into the helicopter and then transported to EHS and RCMP crews.

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