Missing Roddickton man's snowmobile found by underwater camera

Cory Hurley cory.hurley@tc.tc
Published on April 16, 2014
Tom Newman
Submitted photo

A ground search-and-rescue team using an underwater camera found the snowmobile of the man presumed to have driven off the ice’s edge near Roddickton last week.

The recovery efforts for the body of Tom Newman of Roddickton continued Wednesday, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police out of St. Anthony.

The search for the missing snowmobiler, last seen in the area of Beaver Cove in the Chimney Bay area near Roddickton Saturday morning, turned recovery Tuesday morning with the arrival of an RCMP dive team.

There had been an extensive two-day search effort of the areas of Roddickton and Englee, carried out by Long Range Ground Search and Rescue Team with the support of the Canadian Rangers, uncovered only a snowmobile track that led to the ice edge. The search was aided by helicopter air support.

The searchers had been checking the local trail systems, cabins and shoreline in the area. They have also searched the ice, open water and high country. The only sign of the man was indication he had gone over the edge of the ice.

Note: An earlier version of this story stated the snowmobile was discovered by a dive team when, in fact, a ground search and resuce team using an underwater camera discovered the vehicle. This story has been edited to reflect the change.