Missing French River couple last seen in boat: OPP

Provincial Police say they are searching for a missing couple from the French River area, last seen in November.

Provincial Police say they are searching for a missing couple from the French River area, who were last seen in November.

The couple live on Pig Island, a remote area of the French River that can only be accessed by water, OPP reported.

The couple — 74-year-old Robert Desrochers and 67-year-old Antoinette Desrochers — were last seen on Nov. 22.

A search of the area is currently underway by the OPP's Emergency Response Team, Helicopter and K-9 unit, with assistance from the MNR and local Search and Rescue workers. (CBC)

An ongoing police investigation suggests the couple returned to the mainland in Noelville to stock up on supplies on that day. They were last seen heading to their island residence by boat from the Hartley Bay Marina on Nov. 22 at about 4 p.m.

They haven't been seen or heard from since.

Police said friends checked in on them Thursday and discovered their home was absent of any activity and the couple was nowhere to be found.

It's believed the couple may have encountered problems while travelling on the French River.

Anyone with information is asked to phone the Noelville OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 .


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