Nfld. & Labrador

Body found floating in Bay of Islands area

RCMP in Corner Brook said a male body was found floating in the ocean near Eagle Island in the Bay of Islands area on Monday.

RCMP in Corner Brook said a male body was found floating in the ocean near Eagle Island in the Bay of Islands area on Monday.

Police said the crew of a recreational boat found the body floating with a life-jacket on Monday morning.

A Comorant helicopter from Gander was dispatched to search the area for a boat or other people in distress, and found an orange dory without a registration number at around 2:30 p.m. across from Pearl Island.

The body has not been identified. According to police, the man appeared to be in his twenties with blonde hair and blue eyes and approximately six feet tall.

RCMP said they have not received a missing persons report that would be related to the case.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the RCMP in Corner Brook.