Body Found Near Portage Island in Search for Missing Elderly Brothers

A body has been discovered near Portage Island, the same area where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been conducting a search for two elderly brothers who went missing during a fishing outing. The men, identified as Aldéric and Léandre Thibodeau, are presumed dead.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. James Gallant confirmed that a fisherman found the body and immediately notified the police on Saturday morning, shortly before 10 a.m. The identity of the body has not yet been confirmed, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death and confirm the person’s identity.

Aldéric and Léandre Thibodeau were last seen on Monday at the wharf on Robertson Brook Road in Brantville. Their overturned boat was recovered on Tuesday morning near Portage Island, south of Neguac.

Officials believe that the brothers have tragically passed away. The ongoing search efforts involve several RCMP drones, ATVs, fire department boats, and the RCMP underwater recovery team.

During the investigation, authorities are urging the public to avoid the Neguac wharf. They are also requesting boaters in the Portage Island area to exercise caution, slow down, and be aware of divers who are assisting in the search.

Further details will be provided as the investigation progresses.

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