Body found on Churchill River identified as teen from 2010 boating trip

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Human remains discovered along the banks of the Churchill River in Labrador earlier this month have been positively identified as one of the three teenage boys who went missing more than three years ago on a boating trip.

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Ryan Russell was 19 when an 18-foot aluminum boat he and two friends were in reportedly went over Muskrat Falls on May 18, 2010.

His remains were discovered on Nov. 4 along the banks of the Churchill River, approximately two-to-three kilometres downstream from Muskrat Falls, according to RCMP Cpl. Rick Mills.

According to a news release issued Thursday, Russell was from the coastal Labrador community of Charlottetown.

Mills confirmed one of the three teens involved in the 2010 boating incident has still not been found. Roy Sainsbury was 18 when the boat went over Muskrat Falls. He was from Cartwright.

The body of 19-year-old Randy Scott Rose was recovered one month after the incident just below an area known as the second falls. It was his father, also named Randy Rose, who discovered the body of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay teen.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were involved in the investigation to identify the remains.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Muskrat Falls, Churchill River, Happy Valley Labrador Goose Bay

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