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Update: Names of missing fishermen released by RCMP

With another full day of search efforts yielding no results, RCMP are releasing the names of the four fishermen, in hopes that information from the community may assist in the search.

Missing are Daniel Courtoreille, 51, Michael Courtoreille, 50, and Jason Fulton, 40, all from Lesser Slave Lake area, AB. The fourth fishermen missing is Stacy Linington, 59, from Hay River, NT.

The group of four men left the commercial dock in Hay River early on Sunday, September 29, to travel to Sulphur Point, on the south shore of Great Slave Lake, to check fishing nets.

The group was scheduled to be back before night time on Sunday, September 29.

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On Monday, September 30, RCMP initiated a search and rescue operation.

On Tuesday, October 1st, the search team discovered the partially submerged vessel used by the fishermen in the area of Windy Bay.

The search continued on Wednesday, October 2, with the RCMP partnering with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Their vessels are being used to conduct grid searches between the south shore of the lake and the Windy Bay area.

A Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) was deployed to examine the partially submerged fishing vessel used by the missing fishermen.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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