Officials say the search for the two missing fishermen off Tignish has ended and the incident has been handed over to the RCMP as a missing persons case
Two fishermen in their fifties have been missing since late Tuesday afternoon when their 40-foot fishing boat capsized in rough waters. The Coast Guard ship Teleost, a Cormorant helicopter and Hercules airplane were all deployed in the search Tuesday night. They were joined by another Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel, DFO rescue boats, and a surveillance airplane from Provincial Airlines on Wednesday. The RCMP, Tignish Fire Department, Ground Search & Rescue, and several community volunteers searched the shoreline.