Andrew Ladouceur’s body was recovered around eight kilometres downriver from where the group’s boat was found on April 25. (RCMP) The body of one of four hunters who went missing while boating on northern Alberta’s Rocher River in April was found Saturday, the man’s family confirmed.
Andrew Ladouceur’s body was recovered by boaters in an area of the river called Little Rapids, his mother, Mary Jane Ladouceur said. This area is about eight kilometres down river from where the group’s boat was found on April 25.
Ladouceur disappeared along with his brother, Walter Ladouceur. Fellow hunters Keanan Cardinal and Keith Marten vanished with them. The group left Fort Chipewyan on April 23 on the Rocher River, heading to an area known as Devil’s Gate.
Ladouceur’s mother said family member met up with the boaters who found her son on Saturday.
They waited beside his body until police arrived.
"I am happy my boy is home now," she said. "Friday was two months since my boy has been gone. Finally they found him yesterday. I am glad."
Ladoucer is the third of the four hunters recovered from the river. His brother was found April 30, and Keenan Cardinal was found May 1.
Keith Marten is still missing.The men never left each other behind, Mary Jane said. She said she’s thinking of Marten’s mother while the community waits for the last hunter to return home."I am glad to have my boy home now, but there is still one more," she said. "Hopefully he will come in today." Clockwise from top left, Andrew Ladouceur, Walter Ladouceur, Keanan Cardinal and Keith Marten. Andrew’s body was recovered from the Rocher River June 24 after the group went missing on a hunting trip in April. (Facebook) Andrew’s uncle, Raymond Ladouceur, said he’s thankful his nephew’s body was found so he can be […]
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