RCMP still searching for fishermen, release names

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RCMP are still searching for four commercial fishermen who went missing last week.

On Oct. 1 RCMP confirmed they spotted a submerged craft near Windy Bay with a CC138 Twin Otter aircraft but found no sign of the men. It was confirmed that it was their vessel.

The search is continuing as Hay River RCMP are partnering with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and conduct water based searches for the men.

A Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) was deployed to examine the partially submerged fishing vessel used by the missing fishermen.

After search results have come up empty, the RCMP are releasing the names of the fishermen hoping information from the community will aid the search.

Missing are Daniel Courtoreille, 51, Michael Courtoreille, 50, and Jason Fulton, 40, all from Lesser Slave Lake area, AB.

The fourth fisherman missing is Stacy Linington, 59, and is the only one of the four from Hay River.

On Sept. 29 the men were expected to travel to Sulphur Point, on the south shore of Great Slave Lake, to check fishing nets and return before nightfall.

A search and rescue operation was issued the following day.

The search for the four men is ongoing and more updates will be provided when available.

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