Third day of search for missing snowmobiler

AKWESASNE – The sun set on a third day of search efforts on an icy river near the St. Lawrence River, east of Snye. Que., for a missing snowmobiler.

Two men ended up in the Salmon River when they fell through the ice on Sunday.

Emergency crews were able to recover the body of one man Sunday night.

An obituary posted on the Donaldson Funeral Home website in Massena identifies him as 26-year-old Brandon Sweeting of Akwesasne.

A St. Lawrence County dive team joined two Franklin County fire departments Tuesday in the search for the second snowmobiler – also from Akwesasne – with no word on any results.

Volunteer firefighters were using air boats to search the river’s edge and marshy areas, according to the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.

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