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TSB report into deaths of 3 fishermen in Tabusintac released

Weeks after a small lobster boat grounded on a sandbar in Tabusintac Bay last year and sunk, killing all three people on board, five additional green buoys were added to the narrow channel, a report by the Transportation Safety Board reveals. Read the rest here 12:34

Deaths of 3 Tabusintac fishermen could have been prevented, peers say

Ian Benoit had complained to the provincial government about the shallow channel earlier this spring, according to his father-in-law. (Jennifer Choi/CBC)

cbcnews – As the northeastern community of Tabusintac still struggles to come to grips with the loss of three fishermen over the weekend, some people say their deaths could have been prevented. Samuel-René Boutin, 23, of Saumarez, Alfred Rousselle, 32, of Brantville, and Ian Benoit, 35, of Tabusintac were killed when their boat capsized early Saturday morning. The boat had hit a sandbar in rough seas and began taking on water. continued