The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has announced that search efforts for a missing fisherman off the coast of Fleur de Lys have come to an end. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when a ship, carrying four individuals, sank. Out of the four men, one was rescued by another nearby ship, while the bodies of two others were recovered from the water.
Following the incident, an extensive search operation was conducted over the next few days by the Canadian Coast Guard and various other partners. However, yesterday, the Canadian Coast Guard officially called off their portion of the search, transferring the responsibility to the RCMP. The case is now classified as a missing persons case, and efforts are focused on recovery.
The RCMP has stated that despite the extensive search efforts, the missing fisherman has not yet been found. While the active search has been concluded, the case remains open as a missing person at sea. The RCMP has stressed that any new information received regarding the case will be thoroughly investigated.
Furthermore, an ongoing investigation into the sunken vessel is being carried out in collaboration with Transport Canada and Workplace NL. The purpose of this investigation is to determine the cause of the incident and ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent similar accidents in the future.
The RCMP urges anyone with information about the missing fisherman or the incident to come forward and provide assistance. Every piece of information, no matter how small, could potentially contribute to a breakthrough in the case.
In conclusion, while the search efforts for the missing fisherman have been exhausted, the RCMP continues to treat the case as an ongoing investigation. Collaboration with other organizations and the acquisition of new information are key components in the quest to find the missing individual and provide closure to their loved ones.