Wednesday, May 19, 2010

3 Young Men Missing

An extensive search and rescue is ongoing for three young men in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay area.

Sgt. Guy Caines is with the RCMP Detachment in Goose Bay.

He says last evening at approximately 7:00pm the young men went missing during an incident at Muskrat Falls.

Located just west of Goose Bay.

Caines says one young man is from Goose Bay, another from Cartwright and the other from Charlottetown.

All are between the ages of 18 and 19.

He says a witness caught the last moment the men were seen.

And that they then jumped out of the canoe-type boat before being swept over the falls.

The witness told the RCMP that the young men were not wearing any life preservers.

Caines says a grounds search and rescue team continued its search last night until it was too dark to continue.

And this morning when it was light enough, the team recommenced the search.

He says DFO has supplied a rescue boat, while Goose Bay’s fire and emergency team has provided a helicopter.

There are approximately 25 searchers made up of the RCMP, DFO and a Fire and Emergency Team known locally as EMO.

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