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The fishing vessel that went missing off the coast of Delaps Cove in southwest Nova Scotia in December has been found. Five of the six crew members who were aboard the boat are still missing.
CTVJulian Contact. Sarah Plowman Video Journalist. Unfortunately, this evening, one individual was found deceased.
The next of kin have been notified. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to the family. The search continues for the remaining individuals. The search-and-rescue operation for the missing scallop boat and the rest of its crew missing in the waters off Nova Scotia's Annapolis County continued into the night.
Military aircraft and coast guard vessels searched for the boat off the coast of Delaps Cove, N. Ground Search and Rescue personnel are also supporting from shore. Further updates will be provided as new information comes in. A spokesperson for the JRCC confirms an emergency radio beacon was sent out around a.
According to the Halifax Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre, seas were two to three metres high and winds were gusting well over 50 kilometres per hour when the vessel sank. Poor weather also hampered the search by military aircraft and three coast guard vessels.
As well there was two life-rafts that were washed ashore in the Digby area but no one was on those life rafts so we Still looking in Digby area continuing to search for anyone in the water," said Lt. It does bother me. High winds and waves have made the operation challenging. A Hercules airplane and a Cormorant helicopter flew low, using radar to try to spot anything. Alain d'Entremont, the president of the Full Bay Scallop Association, confirmed that the boat is owned by Yarmouth Sea Products, which is a member of the association.
D'Entremont said the metre scallop dragger was on its way to Digby, N. A nearby church has been turned into a command centre for the search, and a place to provide comfort. Near the scene along the Bay of Fundy, Rev. Bob Elliott, the pastor of the Hillsburn United Baptist Church, said in an interview that fears of the worst were mounting for the missing scallop dragger Chief William Saulis.
It's nearing Christmas, and there's people, and loved ones, and there are children involved. So we must remain positive for now. A fisherman who worked on the dragger last year described his distress at the news that searchers only found fragments of the boat near the site where the emergency beacon went off.
Jacob Jacquard said high tides and wicked winds can rapidly transform the Bay of Fundy into a dangerous place to work. I grew up with most of these guys. I've known them my whole life. He said he also finds it hard to understand how the incident unfolded, given the experience of the captain. It could've been a of things that took place. It could've been anything from mechanical issues to one bad wave hit them. The area has a long tradition of scallop fishing, and a prior sinking tragedy is still fresh in the memories of many fishers in the Digby area.
On Sept. The draggers often Still looking in Digby area out from Yarmouth and Digby on multi-day journeys in the bay, and typically have emergency beacons that can instantly alert authorities if a disaster occurs.
The RCMP is overseeing the shoreline searches, which are being conducted by local volunteers. Mike Carter, RCMP incident commander, said about 35 searchers had been working in small teams throughout the day and well past dark. There's offshore winds, pounding surf and the searchers are experiencing sea frost and mist coming off the breaking waves.
Rcmp found the vessel more than 60 metres below the surface saturday morning
Kent Molyneaux, search director for the Annapolis County Ground Search and Rescue Association, confirmed searchers had found objects "that indicate there was a boat in distress," but he declined to be more specific. We will not give up. We're trying to help the families. Angela Burnie, a member of the church, spent the day working in the warming centre for first responders, offering tea, coffee and sandwiches.
Members of a ground search and rescue team walk along the shore of the Bay of Fundy in Hillsburn, N. Search and rescue aircraft, along with Canadian Coast Guard boats have been dispatched as well. A photo of the Chief William Saulis. Photo: Katherine Bickford. Rare charge of public incitement of hatred.
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