Gilles Morin is seen in this undated handout photo. Morin, 61-year-old pilot with Air Saguenay was one of seven people on board a float plane that crashed into a Labrador lake July 15. The Canadian military has ended its role in the drawn-out search for a float plane and three missing men following a crash into a Labrador lake almost a month ago.
Jean Tremblay / THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Canadian Armed Forces has ended its participation in the search for three men who remain missing after an Air Saguenay float plane crashed last month into a lake in Labrador.The search for the victims and the rest of the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver that crashed into Lake Mistastin will now be overseen by the RCMPThere were seven men aboard the aircraft when it crashed on July 15. Four bodies were recovered but the search continues for the remaining three, including that of Quebec pilot Gilles Morin.Maj. Mark Gough of the Canadian Armed Forces said military divers sent to assist in the search had completed their work on Aug. 6.Six members of the dive unit remained on site until Aug. 9, operating search and sonar equipment to examine the depths of the lake. Gough said the size of the lake, the broken terrain and poor weather had complicated the search effort.The RCMP did not provide an update of its search efforts.The Air Saguenay plane had been chartered for a fishing trip. The cause of the crash remains unknown and the Transportation Safety Board is investigating.Related