RCMP have identified the 76-year-old man who died after falling from a bridge in Sheet Harbour on Wednesday afternoon.

Carl Harnish of Sheet Harbour died while fishing off the Sober Island Bridge. RCMP say his line got snagged and while trying to free it, he slipped and fell off the bridge.

His body was found by boaters about half an hour later. Paramedics couldn't revive Harnish and he was pronounced dead.

The RCMP and the medical examiner's office are investigating.