Update: Search continues for missing boater in Twillingate

Staff ~ The Telegram
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The search effort for a man in his 40s - one of four involved in a weekend tragedy - continues today in Twillingate.
Three bodies have been recovered in the tragedy which claimed the lives of two children and a middle-aged adult.
The Canadian Coast Guard ships Harp and George R.?Peakes searched through the night Sunday and this morning the Canadian Forces Commorant search and rescue helicopter from 103 SAR Squadron Gander rejoined the effort at daylight.
A number of local boats from the immediate area have rejoined the search effort today, as well.
The boat went out around 3 p.m. Saturday, and was reported overdue close to midnight.
The two boys who died - reportedly ages 10 and 13 - were brothers.
The two boys were in a five-metre open boat with two men; neither of the men were related to the boys, but they were family friends.
Acting superintendent of search and rescue Neil Peet said the mission for the remaining boater remains a search and rescue mission.
"Given the time that has passed and the water temperature in the area, we have grave concerns with respect to the welfare of the last missing individual," he said.
Conditions in the search area - 12 nautical miles by 15 nautical miles - are conducive to a good visual search, he said.?The search will continue throughout the day, concentrated east, north and west of Twillingate islands.
The man who is still missing was reportedly living in Yellowknife, but was home visiting his mother.
The three whose bodies were recovered were wearing personal flotation devices, but it is unknown if the missing man is wearing one.

Organizations: Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Forces

Geographic location: Twillingate, Yellowknife

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