Search called off for missing fishermen

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax has called off the search for the two missing fishers aboard the FV Island Lady.

The JRCC said that based on the results of the exhaustive search by a significant number of SAR aircraft and vessels over the last 48+ hours, a search covering over 4500 sq NM, the search for has been suspended.

On Friday morning they departed Mary’s Harbour around 6:00 am. RCMP received a report that the vessel had not returned.

The case will now be turned over to the RCMP as a missing persons at sea case.