RCMP divers continue search for teen who fell from boat

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RCMP divers still searching for Justin Landry, 15, who disappeared in the water of Pointe-Sapin. (Alexandre Silberman/CBC - image credit)
RCMP divers still searching for Justin Landry, 15, who disappeared in the water of Pointe-Sapin. (Alexandre Silberman/CBC - image credit)

For the third day in a row, RCMP divers are searching for a 15-year-old boy who fell from a fishing boat off the eastern New Brunswick coast.

Justin Landry fell into the water at around 9:30 a.m. Monday, a few kilometres out from the Pointe-Sapin wharf.

A 12-hour search and rescue mission took place, with two planes, six boats and 20 fishers. The rescue mission by the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Halifax was deemed unsuccessful by 8 p.m., and the investigation was turned over the RCMP.

On Thursday, Richibucto RCMP Cpl. Guy Marquis said he didn't know how many divers are looking for Landry, but there has been no reduction in their numbers since the search began.

"The investigation is ongoing and hopefully we are capable of locating [him]," Marquis said.

He also didn't know what area the divers had covered or how long they'll keep searching but said they'll continue on Friday if Landry is not found.