Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Helicopter Search Finds Bodies of Missing Manitoba Hunters in Lake Winnipeg

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Helicopter Search Finds Bodies of Missing Manitoba Hunters in Lake Winnipeg

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Chopper search finds missing Manitoba hunters

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GRAND RAPIDS, Man. - RCMP confirm that two hunters from Winnipeg who had been missing near Grand Rapids, Man., since last weekend have been found dead.

The Mounties say searchers in a helicopter located the men together in Lake Winnipeg, south of the community, early Tuesday afternoon.

They say that, due to the remote location, it took some time to get to them and confirm their identities.

Autopsies have been ordered but Mounties say the deaths do not appear suspicious.

The men, who were 60 and 73 and considered experienced outdoorsmen, set off from a larger hunting party on all-terrain vehicles around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police were told on Monday that both were overdue and a search later turned up one of the ATVs, but there was no other sign of the hunters. …

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