RCMP Searching for Fishermen After Boat Capsizes

By Sarah Klein

Manitoba RCMP are searching for two brothers from Thompson who capsized their canoe near Nelson House First Nation on Sunday.

Police say the incident happened at about 1 p.m. on the river downstream from the Notigi Dam, located about 45 minutes north of Nelson House off of Highway 391.

RCMP are using a boat and a chartered helicopter to assist in the search.

The 42- and 43-year-old were fishing from their canoe when it capsized. Neither of the men were wearing lifejackets.

The location where the men disappeared is considered to be very turbulent.

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