Nova Scotia

Missing teen's body found in Ingonish Harbour

The RCMP say they've recovered the body of a missing 14-year-old boy who disappeared after falling into the waters of Ingonish Harbour Saturday morning.

Gregory Hibbs, 14, presumed drowned after boat capsized in Cape Breton

A dozen local boats took part in the frantic search in the harbour. (CBC)

The RCMP say they've recovered the body of a missing 14-year-old boy who disappeared after falling into the waters of Ingonish Harbour Saturday morning.

Gregory Hibbs of Glace Bay was out with four friends in a boat when it capsized about 300 metres from shore.

His friends swam to the shore but Hibbs didn't make it.

Dozens of people have taken part in the search for the teen. They were joined by a Cormorant helicopter and RCMP divers. Monday, the RCMP brought in side scan sonar to try to locate his body.

Police said they found Hibbs' body around 11:20 Wednesday morning.

Const. Brad Anderson said they located the boat Tuesday night, and the body was found just 45 metres away, toward the mouth of the harbour.

Anderson said without the side scan sonar, it would have been nearly impossible to find the body.

Anderson said Hibbs' father, who had been at the scene since his son disappeared, was quickly notified.

The body will be sent to Halifax for an autopsy.

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