HAMPTON, N.B. — RCMP divers recovered the bodies of two men Monday who were inside a pickup truck that drove off a New Brunswick ferry over the weekend.
In an interview, Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh said the bodies and the truck were located Sunday evening in waters 24 metres deep in Belleisle Bay.
Rogers-Marsh said the coroner had been notified as investigators try to piece together what happened.
In a news release later in the day, the Mounties identified the victims as a 37-year-old man from Mill Brook, N.B., and a 49-year-old man from Whites Mountain, N.B.
Police said autopsies would be conducted on both men.
The truck carrying two people drove off the Belleisle Bay Ferry, about 30 kilometres northeast of Saint John, N.B., early Sunday.
Investigators said it's believed the pickup truck accelerated forward, driving up the ramp of the ferry, and into the water.
The ferry crosses Belleisle Bay between Routes 124 and 850 and the one-kilometre crossing takes approximately seven minutes.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 14, 2020.
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