OPP Marine Unit

The Noelville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is currently investigating the recent discovery of a small boat and what appears to be a body in a remote area of the French River, about 15 kilometres south west of Hartley Bay. (File Photo)

Provincial police in Noelville have confirmed the recovery of a second body in a remote area of the French River.

OPP released a statement earlier today indicating they'd found one body and a small boat.

But now, a second body has been found.

The small boat and bodies were discovered in a remote area of the French River, about 15 kilometres south west of Hartley Bay. Police said the bodies are believed to be connected to a missing persons case from December.

Robert and Antoinette Desrochers were reported missing on Dec. 19, after a friend when to check up on them at their home.

At the time of their disappearance, OPP investigators said they thought the couple, ages 74 and 67, encountered some kind of problem while returning to their water-access home, on the French River in the Hartley Bay area.

They were last seen heading to their island residence by boat from the Hartley Bay Marina on Nov. 22 at about 4 p.m.

Police searched the area after they were reported missing, but turned up no clues as to their whereabouts.

The investigation in the area continues.