Recovery mission for missing Labrador students suspended until river water levels recede

Staff ~ The Telegram
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The recovery mission continued again on Friday for the bodies of three missing young men who plunged over Muskrat Falls on Labrador's Churchill River Tuesday evening, May 18.
Randy Scott Rose, 19, of Happy Valley Goose Bay; Ryan Gary Russell, 18 of Charlottetown, Labrador; and Roy Baxter Sainsbury, 18, of Cartwright were students at the College of the North Atlantic in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
The RCMP says they once again obtained ground and water support from GSART, the Canadian Rangers, as well as numerous community volunteers. Air Support continues to be provided by the Fire & Emergency Services helicopter and the RCMP airplane.
There are no bodies recovered to date and no other exhibits seized since the matching pair of running shoes and three small portions of the 18-foot aluminum boat believed used by the victims.
The search to date has included the river and beach portion of the area in question, as well as a search into the immediate wooded area away from the shoreline - all with negative results.
The RCMP recovery mission is being suspended at this point, however, the recovery effort will continue once water levels recede in this area which may take weeks or even a month, depending on the weather.

Organizations: RCMP, Fire & Emergency Services

Geographic location: Labrador, Happy Valley, Goose Bay Churchill River Charlottetown

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