The bodies of two men have been recovered, after the pickup truck they were in went off a cable ferry while crossing the Belleisle Bay at Long Point, N.B.
On September 13, 2020, at about 1:50 a.m., members of the Hampton RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle having gone off the ferry during its crossing and becoming submerged in the water.
It’s believed that the pickup truck accelerated forward, driving up the ramp of the ferry, and into the water.
Members of the Southeast RCMP, the Hampton Fire Department, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, the Coast Guard, the New Brunswick Department of Environment, the Cormorant helicopter from CFB Greenwood and the RCMP’s Underwater Recovery Team conducted searches of the water.
On the evening of September 13, the truck and two bodies were located in about 24 metres of water.
On September 14, the bodies and truck were recovered from the bay, and the identity of the victims confirmed. The victims are a 37-year-old man from Mill Brook, N.B., and a 49-year-old man from Whites Mountain, N.B.
Autopsies on both men will be conducted. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.