2 Dead, 2 Rescued as Boat Capsizes off Newfoundland

LARK HARBOUR - Two people are dead and two others are rescued after their fishing vessel capsized on the west coast of Newfoundland, near the community of Lark Harbour.

Captain Trevor Ackland, a spokesperson for the Joint Task Force Atlantic in support of the Joint Rescue and Coordination Centre in Halifax, said four people were airlifted from a beach on the west coast and brought to hospital after the vessel was found capsized. He said the centre responded to a call from the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John's for assistance after reports of people in the water.

Ackland said a Cormorant helicopter was dispatched from the Search and Rescue Squadron in Gander to the scene, which was near Molly Ann Cove. "Once they arrived on scene, they proceeded to pick up and airlift four persons that were located on a beach," Ackland said. "And they transported them to another location where they met with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and then those individuals were transported to the hospital," said Ackland.

Ackland said those four people were alive when they were airlifted.

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