Lake Huron search for debris suspended, search efforts continue in Yukon

February 16, 2023
Ottawa, Ontario


Recent air incidents in Yukon and Lake Huron emphasized the importance of collaborative work between Canadian and American partners. The RCMP is dedicated to finding answers in order to assist both national investigations.

After conducting an extensive search in the Lake Huron area with the assistance of the Canadian Coast Guard and other domestic and international partners, a decision was reached to suspend the search due to several factors including deteriorating weather and the low probability of recovery.

Search and recovery efforts continue in Yukon with the assistance of the Canadian Armed Forces. The conditions are extremely challenging with a very large search area, spanning 3,000 square kilometers, and consisting of rugged and mountainous terrain with a high level of snowpack and harsh winter conditions. We commend our members and partners for their professionalism and dedication.

This investigation is in its very early stages and will take time. We will share additional information when it becomes available as the recovery efforts and investigation unfold.


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