Whitbourne RCMP responds to drowning of recreational fisherman in Green’s Harbour

May 2, 2022
Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

A 73-year-old man is deceased after an incident involving a 12-foot recreational fishing boat in Scotch's Pond this morning.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Whitbourne RCMP received the report of the drowning and attended the scene in Green's Harbour. Officers learned that at approximately 6:30 a.m. today, a man and a woman launched a boat into the pond to go fishing. While re-positioning the boat, the man started the engine, lost his balance and fell into the water.

Multiple attempts made by the woman to assist the man back into the boat were unsuccessful. She then entered the water, brought the man's body to the shoreline and left the area to get help. Neither of the occupants were wearing a life jacket and none were available in the boat.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged and the investigation is continuing.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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