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Man dies after boat capsizes near Bouctouche, N.B.

One man is dead after a boat capsized near Bouctouche, N.B.,, on Tuesday. Courtesy of Wade Perry

A man has died after a boat capsized near Bouctouche, N.B., on Tuesday.

New Brunswick RCMP say two men were discovered in the water just off the coast of Saint-Thomas-de-Kent after a boat capsized.

The Mounties say officers with the Bouctouche detachment, Bouctouche Fire Department and Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) responded at approximately 3 p.m.

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A 57-year-old man was rescued by bystanders and was brought to a hospital for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

A 68-year-old man had to be rescued from by a Cormorant helicopter.

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That man was transported by helicopter to Moncton, where paramedics transported him to hospital.

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He later died in hospital.

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