RCMP say they have finished searching a river near Gillam, Man. for the two murder suspects from Port Alberni.
Mounties say the search of the river began after a damaged aluminum boat was discovered on the shore of the Nelson River on Friday.
This is the damaged aluminum boat found by RCMP officers on the shores of the Nelson River during a helicopter search on friday afternoon.
Posted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba on Sunday, August 4, 2019
The dive team arrived in Gillam and conducted an underwater search “of significant areas of interest” on Sunday.
Police said Monday that they will not be doing any additional dives.
Meanwhile, a police roadblock has been put into place in the Sundance, Man. area, east of Gillam, for other search efforts. No further details have been provided about the ongoing search efforts.
The area in northern Manitoba has been the focus for more than a week in the hunt for Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, who are wanted in connection to the deaths of three people last month in B.C.
Kam McLeod (left) and Bryer Schmegelsky (right), as seen on video surveillance in Meadow Lake, Sask. on July 21. (RCMP)
The news comes after police said Wednesday they would be scaling back the search in the Gillam area, which is where the last confirmed sighting of the pair was more than a week ago.
With files from The Canadian Press