Tom Newman

An RCMP recovery operation has not found the body of Tom Newman. (RCMP)

Police on the Northern Peninsula have ended their search for Tom Newman, who went missing while on a snowmobile last weekend.

Newman, 59, went out on his Yamaha snowmobile around midnight last Saturday. 

The search had been changed from a rescue to a recovery effort earlier this week, after an intensive search involving air and ground crews led police to believe that Newman had gone into the water in the Beaver Cove area.

A diving team was brought in, but found no sign of Newman's body.

His snowmobile was located and retrieved from Chimney Bay.