RCMP provides update on search efforts at Mistastin Lake

August 15, 2019
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Following weeks of searching at Mistastin Lake, the site of a float plane crash on July 15 with seven occupants on board, the RCMP has now suspended water searches of the lake. At present, there are no new findings or information that could define further search areas of the massive body of water situated in a very remote area of Labrador.

Three occupants of the plane remain missing; as well, the plane's fuselage has not been located, despite extensive efforts by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team and the Fleet Dive Unit (Atlantic).

RCMP aircraft will continue to do flyovers of the area as possible, subject to availability and weather conditions. Any new information or sightings will be investigated.

This decision has been communicated to the families of the missing men.


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July 26 News Release http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/en/news/2019/body-fourth-victim-plane-crash-identi...

July 25 News Release http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2019/rcmp-recovers-body-fourth-victim-...

July 22 News Release http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2019/rcmp-provides-update-search-effor...

July 19 News Release http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2019/rcmp-provides-update-plane-crash-...

July 17 News Release http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2019/rcmp-lead-search-victims-plane-cr...


Contact information

Glenda Power
Director of Strategic Communications
709-772-7334, 709-691-1615

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