UPDATE (Nov. 13)  Grand Falls RCMP say the three hunters who went missing from the Upper Rivière-Verte area on Wednesday have been located safe and sound.


The RCMP is searching for three Edmundston men who failed to return from a hunting trip Wednesday in the Upper Rivière Verte area.

Police say 72-year-old Ronald Lapointe, 69-year-old Maurice Bourque and 36-year-old Jules Bourque, left the Edmundston area around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday.


Ronald Lapointe is approximately 5’9’’, around 210 lbs, with short, white hair, possibly a short beard and wears glasses. He was wearing a red and black plaid shirt, an orange cap and blue jeans, according to Grand Falls RCMP.

Maurice Bourque is approximately 5’8”, weighs around 200 lbs, has grey hair and wears glasses.


Jules Bourque is 6’ tall and weighs 200 lbs. He has mid-length, light-brown hair and beard and also wears glasses. He was wearing blue jeans, a beige jacket and a black baseball cap. All three may be wearing hunter’s orange clothing, RCMP said.

The men were travelling in a red, 2009 Hyundai Tucson with New Brunswick licence plate # GUG902.

RCMP members and an RCMP helicopter are searching the area near Gounamitz Road. The North West Ground Search and Rescue team was also participating in the search on Thursday.

Anyone with information regarding the location of these missing men or their vehicle, is asked to contact the Grand Falls RCMP at 506-473-3137 or NB Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).