One person is dead and two were sent to hospital following a boating mishap Tuesday.
At approximately 6 p.m. members of the Port aux Basques RCMP received a call for service regarding a possible drowning in the Codroy Area. The subsequent investigation revealed that a group of three people had gone out fishing in a small, open, fiberglass boat that morning, and when they hadn't returned a local fisherman, concerned for their well-being, went out on the water in search of the group.
The local fisherman was able to locate the overturned boat with two members of the group clinging to the top of it. The third member of the group was not able to stay with the boat and drifted away.
Shortly thereafter, a 65-year-old Codroy Valley Man was located deceased in the water. The two other individuals involved were taken to the Charles Legrow Health Centre in Port Aux Basques and were treated for hypothermia.
The Port Aux Basques RCMP are still investigating the cause of the incident. At this time foul play is not suspected and alcohol is not suspected to have been a factor in the incident.