A man who went through the ice on a snowmobile near Perry's Cove yesterday was located deceased. His body was recovered from Middle Pond last night.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., Harbour Grace RCMP received the report of an overdue snowmobiler. A short time later, police received a report of a hole in the ice in Middle Pond with suspicions that someone may have gone through.
Supporting resources, including firefighters from Salmon Cove/Perry's Cove, Harbour Grace and Victoria Fire Departments, the Harbour Grace Cold-Water Rescue Team and the Avalon North Wolverines Search and Rescue team, attended the scene. A short time later, the man's body was recovered from the water.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged and the investigation is continuing.
RCMP NL extends condolences to the man's family and friends.