Helicopter and SAR crew in Deer Park

RCMP say late on Saturday afternoon, the body of a 57-year-old man fisherman was found and identified in the Deer Park area. (Courtesy Lindsay Gosse/Twitter)

The body of a missing fisherman has been located following an extensive search in the Deer Park area.

RCMP said the remains were identified late Friday afternoon in Hawco's Pond, near the Salmonier Line. 

The deceased, 57, failed to return home on Wednesday evening after leaving to go ice fishing on the pond.

At the request of the family, the man's name will not be released. 

The search was a coordinated effort involving the RCMP, the Rovers, several ground search and rescue teams, the Fire and Emergency Services air unit and Cougar Helicopters.