Fourth Body Recovered From Site of Labrador Plane Crash, Three Still Missing

July 25, 2019 Updated: July 25, 2019

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—The RCMP say a fourth body has been recovered from the Labrador lake where a float plane carrying seven men, including the pilot, crashed July 15.

Cpl. Jolene Garland said divers recovered the body from the remote Mistastin Lake, about 100 kilometres southwest of Nain, on Wednesday.

The body has not yet been identified and is expected at the office of the province’s chief medical examiner sometime today, Garland said.

Divers continued to search Thursday for the three remaining people and for the downed de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane, owned by Quebec airline Air Saguenay.

The RCMP say the daunting size of the remote Labrador lake where a float plane crashed July 15 has complicated an ongoing underwater search for four missing men and the aircraft that was carrying them. (The Canadian Press)
The RCMP say the daunting size of the remote Labrador lake where a float plane crashed July 15 has complicated an ongoing underwater search for four missing men and the aircraft that was carrying them. (The Canadian Press)

The cause of the crash, which happened after the plane left Labrador’s Three Rivers Lodge for a fishing trip on Mistastin lake, is still unknown.

The bodies of fishing guide Dwayne Winsor of Deer Lake, N.L., guest John Weaver II of Chicago and another 67-year-old man from New Jersey had previously been recovered.

Quebec pilot Gilles Morin, Weaver’s sons John Weaver III and Matthew Weaver and a 50-year-old fishing guide from Newfoundland and Labrador were unaccounted for as of Wednesday.

Map of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. The circle represents where Mistastin Lake is located.(Hanhil/Wikimedia Commons[CC BY-SA 3.0 (ept.ms/2Bw5evC)])
Map of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. The circle represents where Mistastin Lake is located. (Hanhil/Wikimedia Commons[CC BY-SA 3.0 (ept.ms/2Bw5evC)])
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