The Akwesasne Mohawk Police are investigating after the bodies of six (6) deceased individuals were located during an air search this afternoon with assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard.
The first body was located around 5:00 P.M. in a marsh area in Tsi Snaihne (Snye) Akwesasne, Quebec.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Marine unit continued to search the area with assistance from the Coast Guard and the Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police will seek assistance from the Sûreté du Québec and the Ontario Provincial Police air support units to assist with the investigation. Police will be waiting on the results of a post-mortem and toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.
Police are attempting to identify the deceased persons at this time and ascertain their status in Canada. There is no threat to the public at this time.
An update will be provided as the investigation continues.