UPDATE: Body located in water near Witless Bay confirmed as missing Portugal Cove South man

Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador – In consultation with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Ferryland RCMP has confirmed the body found in the ocean near Witless Bay is that of missing man Loyola Hartery.

Mr. Hartery was last seen departing his Portugal Cove South residence on an all-terrain vehicle on the morning of June 17, 2022. His body was recovered from the water yesterday.

RCMP NL offers deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Hartery.


Body found in ocean near Witless Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, identification pending

Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador – Ferryland RCMP is investigating the report of a body that was found in the ocean near Witless Bay this morning by a commercial vessel.

The body has been recovered and is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for further investigation and identification of the deceased.

Water – File Photo

The investigation is continuing.

Ferryland RCMP

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