1 person dead, another missing in waters off Morris Island, N.S.
A search was launched Tuesday for the missing person
A search was underway Tuesday for a person seen in the waters near Morris Island off southwestern Nova Scotia.
The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax told CBC News the search was launched after another person was found dead along the shoreline.
The centre said in a tweet that it received a call from the RCMP about a missing person around 2:24 p.m. AT.
Spokesperson Lt.-Cmdr. Brian Owens could not provide any details about the deceased individual or the missing person.
At 1424 AST, JRCC Halifax received a call from NS RCMP indicating that there was a missing person in the water in vicinity of Morris Island. A second person was found deceased along the shoreline and is connected to the missing person.—@hfxjrcc
He said a Cormorant helicopter and a Hercules aircraft were dispatched from 14-Wing Greenwood.
The Canadian Coast Guard vessel Clark's Harbour and a PAL aircraft were also assisting the RCMP in the search.
A spokesperson for the RCMP Yarmouth rural detachment said they were informed about the incident around noon on Tuesday.
Owens said more information would be released as it becomes available.
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