RCMP conduct shoreline search for missing 15-year-old who fell off N.B. fishing boat

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POINTE-SAPIN-CENTRE, N.B. — The RCMP is conducting a shoreline search for a 15-year-old boy who fell off a fishing boat near New Brunswick's northern coast.

The Halifax Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre responded to a call on Monday morning reporting Justin Landry had fallen off the boat several kilometres off the Pointe-Sapin wharf.

A news release from the Mounties says several people and agencies, including more than 20 local boats, the Canadian Coast Guard, and a Transport Canada aircraft helped with the initial search.

The rescue co-ordination centre suspended its search around 8 p.m. Monday, with the New Brunswick RCMP taking over at that point.

The police say they have deployed a RCMP helicopter and an underwater recovery team, with assistance from a federal Fisheries Department.

Police say he was last seen wearing a blue sweater, green rubber pants, and green rubber boots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 30, 2022.

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