Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Officer falls through ice

HAWKES BAY, N.L.—RCMP say they are looking for the body of a wildlife officer in Newfoundland and Labrador after the man plunged through ice yesterday while on patrol.
Sgt. Marc Coulombe said three officers were riding snowmobiles on ice south of Hawke’s Bay on the Northern Peninsula when the accident happened.

Coulombe noted two of the officers managed to crawl out of the ice.
They then tried unsuccessfully to locate the third officer.
The RCMP said the search continued through the night.
Justice minister Darin King offered his condolences to the family, saying he was deeply saddened to hear of the death.

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