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RCMP sends divers to Manitoba river in hunt for men wanted in B.C. deaths

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This article was published 3/8/2019 (343 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Manitoba RCMP's Underwater Recovery Team (URT) is seen in this police image published to social media on August 3, 2019. Divers will begin to search a section of the Nelson River which is northeast of Gillam, Man, Sunday, August 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Twitter, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, @rcmpmb, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Manitoba RCMP's Underwater Recovery Team (URT) is seen in this police image published to social media on August 3, 2019. Divers will begin to search a section of the Nelson River which is northeast of Gillam, Man, Sunday, August 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Twitter, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, @rcmpmb, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

GILLAM, Man. - Mounties say divers will arrive in northern Manitoba tonight in the ongoing search for two British Columbia murder suspects.

RCMP say in a news release that members of their underwater recovery team are expected to begin searching a section of the Nelson River, which is northeast of Gillam, on Sunday.

The area around Gillam has been the focus for more than a week in the hunt for Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, who are accused of killing one person and suspected in the deaths of two others last month in B.C.

Police say in the news release that they will not be providing any further information on the deployment of the divers in the area.

The release doesn't say what the divers are looking for, or what has prompted them to search the river.

The news comes after police said Wednesday that they would be scaling back the search in the Gillam area, which is where the last confirmed sighting of the pair was more than a week ago.

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