RCMP update on search for missing fishermen

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RCMP update on search for missing fishermen

The RCMP is updating on the search for the five missing fishermen from the Chief Williams Saulis fishing vessel.

Yesterday, RCMP Air Services searched approximately 100 kilometres of coastline from Digby Gut to Harbourville by helicopter. The search did not locate the missing fishermen nor debris from the vessel.

Due to unfavourable ​ conditions, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) is unable to search today. Search efforts are expected to resume after the holiday on​ Monday, December 28, weather​ permitting.

The Nova Scotia​ RCMP is currently in the planning​ stages to​ partner​ with the Canadian Coast Guard to provide​ a platform to assist in recovery efforts​ which will include sonar exploration.

The Nova Scotia RCMP will resume daily updates​ on December 28.

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