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UPDATE: Search Suspended For Teen Who Went Overboard

By Allan Dearing Aug 30, 2022 | 5:46 AM

Search area is off Pointe-Sapin (Google Maps)

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax said a search for a missing teenager in the waters off Pointe-Sapin was unsuccessful and the search was suspended at 8 p.m. Monday.

The JRCC said the case will continue with the RCMP as a missing person.

Lieutenant Commander Len Hickey said the call for help came in just before 10 a.m. Monday.

Hickey said a 15-year-old boy had gone overboard while in a 45-foot fishing vessel and local fishermen put out a mayday after they were unable to find him.

A Cormorant helicopter, three Canadian Coast Guard vessels and a Transport Canada aircraft were involved in the search effort.

Hickey said the search area had eventually covered 25 square nautical miles.


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