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The search for 3 missing hunters in the Waskaganish Quebec area is no longer being called a search and rescue operation. It’s now considered a search and recovery operation, according to MCK chief Bobby Patton. Patton said the change in the search made the Sûreté du Quebec and Canadian Air Forces pull their participation, leaving the Cree community to find the men themselves. The Kahnawake Search and Rescue Team will be heading to the community today, as well as Chief Patton. One hunter in the group was found dead on the shores of Rupert Bay on Thursday. An aerial search crew located 48 year old Patrick Salt. The missing men are 67 year old Kenneth Salt, 43 year old Matthew Diamond and 30 year old Gabriel Shecapio. The four hunters were headed for a camp on Octave River, which requires a 17-kilometre crossing of Rupert Bay. While bags and coolers have been found, the location of the hunters’ boat is unknown.