The body of a fisherman from Gaspé who was reported missing last December has been found in Prince Edward Island, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Wednesday morning.

After lengthy identification procedures from the coroner’s office, the victim was identified as Jacques Dunn, a 68-year-old fisherman from the Cap-des-Rosiers area of ​​Gaspé.

He was reported missing at sea on December 30 after he went shellfish fishing along the shores in the Cap-des-Rosiers area.

Several police officers, divers, firefighters and volunteers had participated in the search for the man along the banks for a week. The victim had not been located.

On March 21 at approximately 2:45 p.m., West Prince RCMP attended the scene of a discovery of human remains on a beach in West Point, Prince Edward Island.

It was a citizen walking along the beach who discovered it and alerted the federal police.

The victim’s family has been notified that his body has been found.