May 6, 2018 2:39 pm

2 dead after fishing boat capsizes in Nova Scotia


Two people are dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Port Medway in the Region of Queens Municipality, N.S.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax says rescuers responded to a call Saturday morning reporting an overturned crabbing vessel.

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The centre, along with the RCMP, fire departments, and community members scoured the shore and water for about three hours.

A woman, 55, was found unresponsive on the beach and was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital.

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A man, also 55, was found near the boat by a vessel and was also unresponsive.

Greatti says no other people were reported missing.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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