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Crew of sunken scallop dragger identified

Police have identified the four crew members on a scallop dragger that is believed to have sunk in the Bay of Fundy.

Police have identified the four crew members on a scallop dragger that is believed to have sunk in the Bay of Fundy.

Leeland White, Bryden Orde, both 25, Anthony Orde, 46, and Corey Leblanc, 30, were all from Digby and all on the boat.

The search for the 13-metre vessel RLJ was called off Tuesday night after a military official suggested there was no chance anyone survived.

The RCMP have taken over the investigation and had two of its boats on the waters yesterday trying locate what they believe is the sunken vessel.

“At this particularly time, it looks like the vessel went down and all four may have perished,” said Const. Darrell McNeil of Digby RCMP.

“Any time this happens, it’s devastating to both the family, friends and community at large.” The boat headed out from Digby on Sept. 7 and RCMP say it had enough fuel for five days of fishing.

Police say there had been no contact with the vessel since last Friday night, when it was about 11 kilometres off St. Martins, N.B.

– with files from The Canadian Press

 
 
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