After several undersea searches, the divers have finally found one of the two boys’ bodies who capsized last week.
According to the RCMP spokesperson, Sergeant Neil Logan, Ethan Reilly’s body was recovered on Sunday.
The boat of the three boys capsized off the P.E.I. on Wednesday. The body of Alex Hutchinson is yet to be found. Logan added that the searches are still going on in the area where they found Reilly.
According to Prince Edward Island Maritime Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax, the boat capsized with three people. The Centre adds that one of the boys made it to the shore, and a massive military search is being done to find the boys. The coast guard vessels are coordinating with the military aircraft to locate the boy on the shores.
Communities on the island are helping with the search—people from as far as Charlottetown sent contributions to help with the searches. Politicians are also participating by making calls all over the island. The firefighters have also rendered their hand in the search.
Speaking about the search effort, Logan said that the community has been excellent. For a week, the search has been difficult, but the community’s way to lend their hand is incredible.
Alberton town mayor, David Gordon, has also commended the community for the search effort. He said that the volunteers had given their support throughout the search.
At the moment, the focus is at finding Hutchison; Logan added that the underwater team would continue with the search until they find him, probably at the same spot where they found Reilly.