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BREAKING – Missing fishermen recovery operation taking shape

fishing vessel miss ally“If my boy is in that boat, I want to bring him home,” said Stephen Nickerson, father of Steven Cole Nickerson. “I think he’s in that boat.”

The families of five fishermen believed to have perished after their boat overturned in stormy seas off Nova Scotia have been told the Department of National Defence has agreed to send an aircraft out to the boat’s location. RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae confirmed he has spoken with DND officials who have told him an aircraft will be sent out to where the Miss Ally is.

George Hopkins, Joel Hopkins’s father, said a private fishing boat from Ecum Secum is travelling to the Miss Ally with four divers on board. He said other boats were also planning to assist in the search if the navy decided not to.Hopkins said he’s hoping that the DND aircraft will let the Ecum Secum dive team know where the Miss Ally is. “I feel elated,” he said. “At least we’re doing something.” Read it here.