One fisherman dead, one found alive after N.L. fishing vessel goes missing

A fisherman was found dead today after his fishing boat failed to return to a community on Newfoundland’s west coast.

The Canadian Coast Guard says another man aboard the fishing vessel was found alive this morning.

The two men were aboard a six-metre open boat that was due back at Sally’s Cove near Gros Morne National Park by 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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One man was found alive by a Coast Guard lifeboat at 10:30 a.m. and taken to hospital.

The Coast Guard says the other man’s body was found shortly afterwards.

Coast Guard vessels, a Cormorant helicopter and a Hercules aircraft participated in the search.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 29, 2020.

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