Nova Scotia

Divers to expand search for missing Cape Breton fisherman

Divers say they're not certain when they'll get back in the water today to look for the body of a missing Nova Scotia man whose alleged murder has sent ripples through a tight-knit Cape Breton community.

Phillip Boudreau is presumed dead

RCMP divers plan to continue the search for the body of Phillip Boudreau today in Petit-de-Grat harbour. (Phonse Jessome/CBC)

Divers say they're not certain when they'll get back in the water today to look for the body of a missing Nova Scotia man whose alleged murder has sent ripples through a tight-knit Cape Breton community.

Philip Boudreau is presumed dead after his overturned boat was found June 1 floating in Petit-de-Grat harbour.

The search team was last in the water over a week ago.

They said they plan to expand their search grid, assuming Boudreau either he swam away from where his boat was found or his body drifted.  They hope to do that either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday.

Police officers told CBC News last week that they believe Boudreau was involved in an altercation with men on a larger boat.

 

A vessel called the Twin Maggies, which is owned by C and D Fisheries Ltd. of D'Escousse, was seized as part of the investigation.

Three men charged in connection to Boudreau’s death have been remanded into custody until June 24.

Last week Craig Landry, 40, James Joseph Landry, 65, and Dwayne Matthew Samson, 43, were all charged with second-degree murder.

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