RCMP identify New Brunswick lobster fishermen who died after falling into ocean
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An uncle and his nephew have been identified as the two lobster fishermen who died on the opening day of their season off the northeastern coast of New Brunswick.
RCMP Cpl. Sylvain Bergeron said 58-year-old Eugene Beaudin is the uncle of 33-year-old Normand Gilbert Beaudin.
Bergeron said the captain, Robert Beaudin — who is related to the two dead men — survived the mishap Saturday and has spoken to the RCMP about what occurred, but details aren’t being released.
RCMP said in a news release Saturday that the men died after falling from the boat off Miscou Island, which juts into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The release says the body of Eugene Beaudin was the first to be located while Normand Beaudin’s body was found after a short search.
A funeral home obituary says Eugene Beaudin lived in Petite-Lameque, N.B., and Normand Beaudin lived in Lameque.