Another Fishing Vessel Lost

Another accident off of Newfoundland. One man dead, three survivors.

One man is dead and three have been rescued after a shrimp boat sank north of Fogo Island, N.L., early Saturday.

The boat, out of LaScie, N.L., was heading to Twillingate to offload when it ran into trouble and sent out a distress call.

Cmdr. Mike Considine of the Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax said a Cormorant helicopter out of Gander as well as a fixed wing aircraft and coast guard vessels responded.

"The Cormorant was first on scene and the fishing vessel seemed to have sunk. It was nowhere there," said Considine.

"There were life rafts in the water and the chopper crew proceeded to recover all four persons who had been on board."

He said the survivors appeared to be in good shape.

The Canadian Press

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