An Ottawa police dive team has ended a search and recovery mission for two bodies in the Deschênes Rapids this afternoon.


Rescue crews search the Deschênes Rapids for two young people who may have drowned on Saturday night. (CBC)

The search, which was called off at about 3 p.m. ET Sunday, was expected to resume Monday, police said.

Two young men, 21 and 26 years old, were last seen walking far out into the rapids at about 11:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night.

A passerby tried to save the men, who couldn't swim, but the current was too strong and fast. They are presumed drowned.

Police said alcohol appears to be a factor.

The two young people had been out with friends Saturday night.

Their names are not being released at the request of their families.