A man and woman have died after an open boat capsized northeast of Rigolet, N.L., on Tuesday evening.
Two pre-teen girls on-board were found alive wearing life jackets, sitting on top of the overturned boat when rescuers arrived.
Christa-Lee Cole of the Canadian Coast Guard in St. John’s said RCMP called the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax to report a boat taking on water at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The boat had been about 38 kilometres northeast of Rigolet in Groswater Bay on the Labrador coast.
Two search and rescue vessels, two helicopters, a Hercules airplane, a Canadian Coast Guard vessel and a fisheries vessel were on scene for the search that lasted through the night.
One body was found Tuesday night and the second body was recovered early Wednesday morning, Cole said.