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Weather has affected search for missing boaters on Lake Winnipeg, RCMP say

WINNIPEG — Manitoba RCMP have been dealing with poor weather as they search for two missing boaters on Lake Winnipeg.

Three men, aged 28, 29 and 31, were returning from hunting moose in the north basin of the lake when they were reported missing last week.

A number of items from the men’s belongings were found along the shoreline.

The body of the 31-year-old man was found Wednesday by search and rescue teams.

RCMP say remotely piloted aircraft are in the area to assist.

Local fishermen, a helicopter and an RCMP dive team have also been involved.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 2, 2024

Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press