The Nova Scotia RCMP say the remains of two children were found in the search for three young people who were reported missing amid devastating flooding in the province late last week.
In an update on Tuesday, police said the body of one child was found after 10:45 a.m. local time in Brooklyn, N.S. They also confirmed the human remains that were recovered on Monday are those of the second child.
The children were reported missing Saturday after the vehicle they were in became caught in floodwaters in the Brooklyn area.
A man and a youth in another vehicle in the area also went missing. The body of the 52-year-old man was found Monday.
1 youth still missing
The youth who went missing has not been found. Police said the search is still underway in Brooklyn, where work is continuing to lower the water levels. Civilian contractors are also helping with the search.
Police believe the victims were trying to flee their homes at the time.
“So they were leaving their residences trying to get to a safe area and that’s when they were struck with the storm surge,” Sgt. Rob Frizzell told reporters. “They were leaving and were kind of pushed off of the road into a field that then quickly flooded with water.”