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Two fishermen dead after boat capsizes in Inverness County, Cape Breton

May 12, 2018

Health & Safety fishing nova scotia occupational health and safety Workplace accident -- fatality

COLINDALE, N.S. – Police say two fishermen are dead after a fishing vessel capsized Saturday morning in the Cape Breton community of Inverness County.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they recieved a 911 call at around 6 a.m. about a fishing vessel that had capsized less than 100 metres from the shore near Port Hood.

A 58-year-old man and a 39-year-old man, both from Cape Breton, died as a result, although RCMP were unable to confirm the cause of death.

Investigators say a third man, who was 18, made it safely to shore.

Police say the incident happened in a workplace setting and has been referred to Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour.


A department spokesperson says the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.

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