Search continues for missing N.L. fisherman Wednesday after three bodies found

ST. LAWRENCE, N.L. — The search for a fisherman missing since Monday evening is continuing off the south coast of Newfoundland today after the bodies of three others from the lost vessel were recovered.

The Canadian Coast Guard confirmed that searchers worked through the night near the mouth of Placentia Bay.

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A man and his son and nephew, along with a close friend of the family, were aboard the 12-metre fishing vessel that did not return as planned on Monday evening, the mayor of their home port of St. Lawrence has said.

The town was in mourning Tuesday as residents learned searchers had recovered three bodies.

Mark Gould, regional supervisor for search and rescue at the Maritime rescue sub-centre in St. John's, said it appears the vessel Sarah Anne sank, but the exact circumstances are unclear.

The four men left St. Lawrence before dawn on Monday to fish for crab, and the search began shortly after 8 p.m. when they did not return as scheduled.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2020.

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