The RCMP say the body of a missing 43-year-old Cape Breton man has been found.
Barry Courtemanche was last seen leaving his Cheticamp, N.S. home around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
RCMP police dog services, ground search and rescue crews, and a Department of Natural Resources helicopter assisted in a search for Courtemanche on Thursday.
Police say the man’s body was found in nearby Petit Etang, N.S. around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Police say an autopsy will be conducted to determine a cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.
Chéticamp RCMP is seeking assistance from the public to locate 43-year-old Barry Courtemanche. He was last seen yesterday morning when he left his home around 8:30 a.m. Mr. Courtemanche’s family and RCMP are concerned for his well-being and would like for him to contact family or police to confirm he is okay.
Mr. Courtemanche is a white male, 5’11”, 235 lbs, with short brown hair, brown eyes and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black ball cap, camo hoodie, camo insulated jacket, grey t-shirt, blue jeans and white Nike running shoes. Mr. Courtemanche also has tattoos on his arms.
RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS), Ground Search and Rescue teams and Department of Natural Resources helicopter are assisting with the search of the area for Mr. Courtemanche.
Anyone with information on Barry Courtemanche’s whereabouts is asked to contact Chéticamp RCMP at 902-224-2050, or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.
Note to media: photo of Barry Courtemanche is attached.