The RCMP says “unfavourable” weather conditions have put their search for five missing fishers off Nova Scotia’s Fundy shore on pause.
The Mounties say their Underwater Recovery Team won’t be able to search today in the efforts to find the Chief William Saulis, a scallop dragger that went missing Dec. 15 in the Bay of Fundy off of Delaps Cove.
Authorities say search efforts will resume after the holidays on Monday.
RCMP Air Services say they searched about 100 kilometres of coastline yesterday from Digby Gut to Harbourville by helicopter but officials didn’t locate any of the fishers or debris from the ship.
Nova Scotia RCMP are planning to team up with the Canadian Coast Guard to create a platform to assist in the recovery, which will include sonar exploration.
The body of one of the crew members was found last week after the search was first launched.
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