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‘I’m still shaken up from it:’ Fishing boat captain tells about helicopter rescue

A fishing crew from Esgenoopetitj, N.B., is happy to be high and dry after running into trouble in Miramichi Bay this week. The crew called for help at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when they developed problems with their boat’s hydraulic system. They were attempting to make it back to port in Neguac with limited steering when they became stuck on a sandbar about three kilometres away. “The rescue helicopter came by, and we could hear it and see it, but they couldn’t see us unfortunately,” the boat’s captain, Buddy Dedam, told Shift‘s Vanessa Vander Valk. “It was very foggy and our flares didn’t shoot off, our LED lights were not bright enough for them to see us.” Video,  click here to read the story 08:42

3 fishermen in Miramichi Bay hoisted to safety by Cormorant

Three fishermen were rescued early Monday after their vessel ran aground in Miramichi Bay near Neguac. The crew sent a mayday call at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday and were rescued eight hours later. “They were taking on water,” said Alex Roy, a naval cadet from the Joint Task Force Atlantic in Nova Scotia. A search-and-rescue team 14 Wing Greenwood was dispatched in a Cormorant helicopter to locate the boat. “The fishing vessel ran aground on a sandbar,” Roy said.  The fishermen were hoisted into the Cormorant and transported to the Neguac ballfield, where an ambulance was waiting. No other details were available Link 15:07