The search for a teenage boy who reportedly fell off a fishing boat continued on Tuesday after the New Brunswick RCMP took over the lead role in the investigation.
Mounties assisted the Halifax Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (JRCC) after a call on Monday morning that 15-year-old Justin Landry went overboard several kilometres from Pointe-Sapin, N.B.
First responders received aid from several people and agencies, including more than 20 local fishing boats, the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada.
The JRCC called off the search at around 8 p.m. on Monday before handing off the case to the New Brunswick RCMP to locate Landry.
Specialized policing services are also involved in the investigation, including the RCMP Helicopter and Underwater Recovery Team.
“Justin Landry is considered a missing person and police continue to be in contact with his family,” reads a statement issued by the New Brunswick RCMP.
Police say Landry was last seen wearing a blue sweater, green rubber pants and green rubber boots.
Anyone with information that could help locate Justin Landry should contact the Richibucto RCMP.