Search And Rescue Finds Bodies Of Kapuskasing Couple – Nicole Blais, 47, & Jody Blais, 49

KAPUSKASING – On March 6, 2019 at approximately 9 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident where a female and male from the Town of Kapuskasing, Ont. were reported missing.

Police information revealed that Nicole Blais, 47 years old and Jody Blais, 49 years old, both from Kapuskasing, Ont., failed to return via helicopter to a hanger in Fauquier, Ont. as scheduled. They were last seen leaving Sudbury, Ont. at 6:45 p.m. on March 4, 2019.

On March 11, 2019 members of the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) located the wreckage of the helicopter and the bodies of Nicole and Jody Blais.

The OPP and the Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the circumstances leading to the crash. The OPP has been working collaboratively in the search efforts with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) and Timmins Porcupine Search and Rescue (TSPR).

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation are encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.




Reports are coming in from search and rescue members on scene during the operation that the missing helicopter and couple have been found.

The report states that the helicopter and bodies of 47-year-old Nicole and 49-year-old Jody Blais, both deceased.

Further details will be provided as they come in.



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