Drown­ing vic­tim a res­i­dent of Ochre Pit Cove

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Po­lice say the man who died in a boat­ing mishap in the waters off Har­bour Grace on Sun­day, June 19 was a com­mer­cial fish­er­man from Ochre Pit Cove.

The 50-year-old man was tend­ing to his lob­ster pots near a place called Bear’s Cove.

RCMP Cpl. Sean Tip­ple said po­lice re­ceived a call from a Har­bour Grace res­i­dent at about 1:40 p. m., re­port­ing that an over­turned boat was seen in the wa­ter.

Po­lice and other emer­gency re­sponse agen­cies, in­clud­ing the Har­bour Grace Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, later re­cov­ered the man’s re­mains on the shore.

The vic­tim was the lone oc­cu­pant of the 18-foot open boat. Po­lice say he was not wear­ing a life­jacket or floata­tion de­vice when he was re­cov­ered.

The name of the de­ceased is not be­ing re­leased, at the re­quest of the fam­ily.

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