LONG POINT, N.B. — Police in New Brunswick are searching for two people who are believed to have been in a truck that went off a ferry into the water of Belleisle Bay.
The RCMP says it was notified of the incident just before 1:50 a.m. local time today.
RCMP spokeswoman Jullie Rogers-Marsh says police believe two people were inside the vehicle when it went into the water.
She says RCMP dive teams are involved in the search, alongside the coast guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre.
Hampton Fire Rescue Chief Roger Breau says six members of the department were involved in the initial search, but have since left the scene.
Police say they are still investigating why the vehicle went off the ferry.
Rogers-Marsh says the focus Sunday afternoon, however, was on finding the occupants of the truck.
The ferry runs between Rte. 124 and Rte. 850 on Belleisle Bay, about 115 kilometres southeast of Fredericton.
The province says on its website that the one-kilometre crossing takes approximately seven minutes. The 24-hour ferry has a maximum capacity of 15 vehicles.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 13, 2020.
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