The search for the body of a man who is believed to have drowned after his canoe capsized ended Wednesday evening when his remains were discovered by volunteer divers from the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Jeff Nichols, spokesman for the Maine Marine Patrol, said in a press release that the body of Majik Francis, 23, was recovered around 5:15 p.m.

Francis’ body was found about 50 feet off the western tip of Carlow Island. His body has been released to a local funeral home.

Francis was a resident of the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s Pleasant Point Reservation, and his father is considered a spiritual leader in that community. Friends said he was in a relationship and that the couple recently had a child.

A Maine Marine Patrol airplane, two boats and divers conducted a concentrated daylong search on Half Moon Cove on Wednesday, Nichols said. Half Moon Cove is near the Washington County towns of Perry and Pleasant Point. Several members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe participated in the search for Francis.

According to the Maine Marine Patrol, Francis and two other people, a man and woman, were paddling to a site to dig for clams when their canoe capsized about 200 yards from shore. They were not wearing dry suits or life jackets.