YELLOWKNIFE – The search for three overdue travellers on frozen Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories has been suspended after police say searchers in a helicopter spotted a body.

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The trio left the Yellowknife area on a snowmobile Monday bound for Lutsel’ke on the eastern edge of the lake, but were reported overdue on Tuesday.

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RCMP say officers on board a Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Griffon helicopter returned Friday to an area of open water on the lake where debris was seen by search aircraft the day before.

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During the patrol, RCMP observed a deceased person in the open water near the debris.

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Unable to land on ice near the location, RCMP say they confirmed it was a body with aerial photographs, although the identity hasn’t been determined.

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The missing have been identified as Samuel Boucher, who is 65, Cammy Boucher, who is 23, and an unknown man.

Search for 3 overdue travellers suspended after body spotted on Great Slave Lake


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