One person has died in fishing boat incident

Queen Charlotte

2021-03-31 10:06 PDT

File # 2021 - 189

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 5:08 PM, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) notified Queen Charlotte RCMP of a capsized vessel near Oliver Island outside of Moresby Camp on Moresby Island.

JRCC reported that another vessel had located the capsized prawning boat with two (2) survivors clinging to it and one person in the water. BC Ambulance and Sandspit Coast Guard responded to the scene.

The Captain of the vessel who found the prawning boat said he arrived on the scene at 4:30 PM, and it is believed the boat had capsized an hour before tha. The boat, a 22 foot aluminum open haul skiff, had capsized after a series of waves hit it broadside.

Queen Charlotte members attended the scene where paramedics and Coast Guard members were providing medical treatment to a 54-year-old man. The man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

BC Coroners Services are conducting a parallel investigation into the cause of death. No further information will be released at this time.


Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521


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