Three dead after snowmobiles go through ice in northern Saskatchewan

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STANLEY MISSION, Sask. — A man and two women have been found dead in northern Saskatchewan after the group went across some ice on two snowmobiles.

Stanley Mission RCMP say the three were travelling late Saturday to Stanley Mission from Grandmother's Bay, about 330 kilometres north of Prince Albert, Sask.

Police say conditions were poor due to spring weather and there was concern the machines had broken through the ice.

Snowmobile tracks were reported going into open water by Grandmother's Bay search-and-rescue members.

Police say the bodies of one woman and one man were found in the water on Monday and an RCMP Underwater Recovery Team found the body of the second woman on Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP identified two of the deceased as 26-year-old Richard McKenzie and 38-year-old Cindy Roberts.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 20, 2021.

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