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N.B. RCMP recover body in submerged vehicle driven off ferry

New Brunswick RCMP are searching the water after a vehicle drove off the Gondola Point Ferry Saturday night. Submitted

New Brunswick RCMP’s underwater recovery team recovered a body Sunday afternoon in a submerged vehicle, after searching for a car that went off the Gondola Point Ferry ramp the night before.

RCMP have since identified the person as a 40-year-old man from Nauwigewauk, N.B.

The vehicle was spotted driving through a barricade at the terminal, off the ferry ramp and into the water at around 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Staff Sgt. Jeff Johnston said the fire department responded and put a boat onto the water immediately. He said the underwater recovery team joined the search later Sunday morning.

Read more: Collision at Gondola Point Ferry terminal interrupts service

The ferry, which links Quispamsis, N.B. with Kingston Peninsula was not operational at the time of the incident.

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