The search for a missing 22-year-old New Brunswick man continues in the Woodstock area with a dive team expected to go into the St. John River on Tuesday.

Shea McKay was reported missing to Woodstock Police Force on Friday, April 8th and has not yet been located, according to Police Chief Gary Forward.

Woodstock Police, Woodstock Fire Department, New Brunswick Public Safety and COJO Diving will continue the search Tuesday in the area of the town bridge, the town train bridge, and along several inlets of the St. John River between the Farmer’s Market and the Woodstock Marina.

These agencies will be “exploring due diligence related to this missing person investigation,” Forward said in a news release.

The Woodstock Police Force is asking community members to please refrain from being in or around the area of the downtown train bridge, nearby walking trails, and any cordoned off areas marked by first responders.

"The Meduxnekeag and St. John Rivers are dangerous with spring flooding, rising waters, and ice movement," the Chief stated. "It is important that COJO Diving staff and first responders are able to provide their full attention to their surroundings for everyone’s safety."

Police are also asking citizens not to post photos or videos of the operation on social media or engage in online comments out of respect for those close to this matter.

Woodstock Police say McKay was last seen at around 5:45 p.m. Thursday and was reported missing on Friday morning.  The young man is said to have family ties to the Glassville and Florenceville areas, as well as Saint John, N.B.

Woodstock Police Force
Woodstock Police Force

McKay is about 5'11" with a slim build and long brown hair which is often worn up. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a fur-lined hood, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Any information that may be helpful in this missing person investigation can be passed on to the Woodstock Police Force at 506-325-4601.

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