“They’re all home now,” Fort Chipewyan hunter’s bodies recovered

Photo courtesy of RCMP

The two month search for two missing hunters from Fort Chipewyan came to a close over the weekend.

RCMP issued a press release yesterday saying one of the bodies was recovered from the Rocher River, 8 kilometers down stream from where their damaged boat was discovered on April 25th.

Family and community members confirm it was Andrew Ladoceur.

“They’re all home now,” wrote photographer Don Voyageur on Facebook on Sunday, where word spread quickly about Keith Marten’s body being found.

Police also offered their condolences to the families and community on Sunday.

wrote Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation spokesperson Eriel Deranger on Facebook Sunday.

Walter Ladoceur was found on April 30, and Keenan Cardinal was found on May 1st.

All four were experienced hunters, and dozens of volunteers from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Mikisew Cree First Nation, along with RCMP and Parks Canada officials were involved in the search days after they were confirmed missing this Spring.


“They are all home now 🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏♥️ thanks to everyone ,” Don Voyageur posted on Sunday.

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Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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