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

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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.