Nova Scotia

1 person dead, another missing in waters off Morris Island, N.S.

A search was underway Tuesday for a person seen in the waters off Nova Scotia's Morris Island. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre said the search was launched after another person was found dead along the shoreline.

A search was launched Tuesday for the missing person

A Cormorant helicopter and a Hercules aircraft from 14-Wing Greenwood, the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Clark's Harbour and a PAL aircraft were dispatched to search for the person seen in the water. (Cpl. Darcy Lefebvre/RCAF)

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.

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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