Two men dead after boating incident off B.C. coast, RCMP say
SKIDEGATE — RCMP say two men are dead after a boating “incident” on the west coast of Haida Gwaii.
The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria says it received a request for help to search for a fishing boat that failed to return to the village of Skidegate. It says it sent the Canadian Coast Guard to join a large community search that was already underway.
The centre says that around 1 p.m. Sunday, the missing fishermen were found by searchers and were recovered by the coast guard.
RCMP Cpl. Madonna Saunderson says in an email that the B.C. Coroners Service is investigating.
Skidegate Health Centre said in a Facebook post Monday that it was hosting a sacred fire on the beach to honour the men.
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