RCMP confirm that earlier today, at approximately 8:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24th, the body of the second missing teen was found by fishermen in the Cascumpec area. Family members have been notified.
While a sombre conclusion, all those involved are relieved to bring closure to the family. Extensive searching has been done and the RCMP would like to recognize the many people who participated in the recovery of the two teens over the last week. While the list may not be inclusive of all that took part, RCMP would like to thank:
PEI Ground Search and Rescue Volunteer Searchers
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre
DND/Coast Guard/Coast Guard Auxilliary
DFO boats and operators
Parks Canada boat and operator
PEI Fisheries and Communities Aquaculture boat and operators
Conservation Officers from PEI Justice and Public Safety boat and operators
Fox Island Elite Seed Farm for Command Post location
Underwater Recovery Team from RCMP NB and NS
RCMP officers from all counties across P.E.I. who covered shifts with West Prince
Island Emergency Services
Local Fire Department staff and volunteers
Northport Community Centre
Northport Harbour Authority
And, to the incredible number of volunteers who showed up and continue to support the families and those who participated in the search. It has been humbling.
Our thoughts continue to be with the families and friends of those lost and the young man who survived this ordeal.