N.B. man found dead in Tracadie after search

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Friends and neighbours searched for hours for Mathieu Boucher near this ATV trail in Tracadie. He was found dead that afternoon. (Alix Villeneuve/Radio-Canada - image credit)
Friends and neighbours searched for hours for Mathieu Boucher near this ATV trail in Tracadie. He was found dead that afternoon. (Alix Villeneuve/Radio-Canada - image credit)

A New Brunswick man reported missing early Sunday has been found dead in Tracadie, according to police.

Mathieu Boucher, 31, was a resident of Bois-Gagnon on the Acadian Peninsula.

Police got a call around 12:40 a.m. on Sunday to say that an ATV had left a trail in the Haute-Rivière-du-Portage area. Another ATV rider had come across tracks leading off the path, down to a nearby brook.

An ATV was found, but there was no sign of the driver.

The Tracadie RCMP used police dog services and a drone as part of their search efforts. Members of the Tracadie Fire Department also assisted along with family and friends of Boucher.

His body was located in the water shortly before noon.

RCMP say the investigation into what caused the ATV to leave the trail is ongoing.