RCMP update on search for missing fishermen


**** RCMP Media Release

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.

With assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard, members with Nova Scotia and British Columbia RCMP Underwater Recovery Teams (URT) used a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) to search targeted areas in the water identified by GPS coordinates and other information. It was determined that those targets are not the sunken vessel.

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Teams (URT), with assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard, are continuing to search today using side scan sonar and the ROV in new targeted areas. The aerial search has concluded but may resume as new information is received.

Weather and water conditions will continue to be assessed each day.

The Nova Scotia RCMP will be providing the public with updates and information as the search for the missing fishermen continues.

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