Harvey Volunteer Fire Department

The Harvey Volunteer Fire Department brought their rescue boat to help with a search in the St. Croix area. (Facebook)

The body of a boater who went missing on Canada Day has been recovered from Spednic Lake, in the St. Croix area of southwestern New Brunswick, say RCMP.

Jayson Kenneth Townes, 38, of McAdam, has been identified as the victim.

Foul play is not suspected, Sgt. Bob MacKnight said in a statement.

Townes had been in an inflatable dinghy with another man on Tuesday when he fell out of the boat, shortly before 9 p.m., said MacKnight.

The other man was rescued, but Townes, who was not wearing a life jacket, was immediately submerged and did not resurface, MacKnight said.

His body was recovered shortly before noon on Wednesday.

About 25 people, including RCMP officers and the RCMP dive team, firefighters from McAdam, Harvey and Vanceboro, Maine, as well as staff from the Department of Natural Resources and the St. Croix International Waterway Commission participated in the search.

The Harvey Volunteer Fire Department had brought a rescue boat and remained on the scene after midnight to keep searching at the request of the RCMP.