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Remains of N.B. teen who fell from boat found on P.E.I., RCMP confirm

RCMP officers at the wharf in Pointe-Sapin as part of the search for Justin Landry in August. (Alexandre Silberman/CBC - image credit)
RCMP officers at the wharf in Pointe-Sapin as part of the search for Justin Landry in August. (Alexandre Silberman/CBC - image credit)

Human remains found near Skinners Pond, near the northwest tip of P.E.I., in September have been identified as a missing 15-year-old boy from New Brunswick, RCMP said in a release.

The remains found on Sept. 29 were suspected to be Justin Landry, who was reported to have fallen off a fishing boat on August 29 off the coast of Pointe-Sapin, which is across the Northumberland Strait from Skinners Pond.

P.E.I. RCMP confirmed the positive identification in a written statement on Jan. 9, 2023.