59-year-old Chris Melanson identified as 2nd victim in weekend boat crash

59-year-old Chris Melanson has been identified as the second victim in a boat crash in southeastern P.E.I. over the weekend.

20-year-old Justin MacKay identified as the other victim

Firefighters and paramedics were at the wharf in Murray Harbour on Saturday afternoon. (Alastair MacCormick/CBC)

59-year-old Chris Melanson, of Weymouth, N.S., has been identified as the second victim in a fishing boat crash off southeastern P.E.I. over the weekend.

CBC spoke with a close family member who confirmed Melanson died in the accident Saturday morning. 

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started by a family friend. Melanson leaves behind three daughters and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Halifax.

20-year-old Justin MacKay, of Montague, P.E.I., has been identified as the other victim in the boat crash.

The two men died when two fishing boats collided, nine kilometres off of P.E.I. One of the boats sank.

The accident is being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board and Transport Canada, the P.E.I. Department of Labour, the RCMP and the P.E.I. coroner's office. 

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With files from Nicole Williams, John Robertson