RCMP say the salmon fisherman who died on a fishing trip in Cape Breton yesterday was from Prince Edward Island.

The 70-year-old was reported missing last evening on the Margaree River.

He was out with four other people who split up to fish in different pools. RCMP were called when the man did not return to their meeting place.

His body was found in the river near Portree just before 10 p.m.

An autopsy is planned.

RCMP in Inverness say the man's name is not being released yet. They say it could be tomorrow before all the family has been notified.

Police said they do not suspect foul play.