With the first clear Friday, fishermen in Northport, Prince Edward Island, were preparing to return to the water to continue the search for the two missing teenagers.
A search involving nearly 100 local boats as well as search and rescue aircraft was underway within the hour and continued until Thursday.
Late Thursday evening, the military called off the search and turned responsibility over to the RCMP.
Considering the time that has passed since the capsized boat, the weather conditions and what the teenagers were wearing when they went into the water, the search is now considered a salvage operation.
Despite this, there was still a lot of traffic entering Northport at dawn – people from the community eager to help. The Northport Community Center offered breakfast.
An RCMP dive team arrived from the mainland before dawn. Ground search and rescue will continue to survey the shoreline south of Northport.
Bereavement counselors were available at Westisle High School, where the boys attended school, on Thursday. Many students, however, were on the shore to help with the research.