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Shelburne lobster fisherman dies after falling overboard

A 44-year-old Nova Scotia lobster fisherman died Saturday after he fell overboard when the crew was setting traps. Jimmy Buchanan was working about 50 kilometres southeast of Cape Sable Island. RCMP received a call around 6 p.m. Saturday, about three hours after the incident took place. They investigated the incident and deemed it non-suspicious, said Cpl. Andrew Joyce. As it was a workplace death, the case is now being handled by the provincial Labour Department. Read the story here 14:40

Cape Breton lobster fisherman dies after falling overboard

A lobster fisherman died in hospital after falling overboard southwest of Yarmouth on Monday morning. Two others were safely pulled from the water after they went in the water from another boat in the area, marking a tragic start to the lobster season. He fell from the Cock-A-Wit Lady sometime before 9 a.m. Shortly before that incident, two other people went into the water in the same area off a boat called Nomada Queen I. Read the article here 17:50