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2 dead, 1 rescued, 1 still missing after boat sinks off Newfoundland

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Canadian Coast Guard ships and a military helicopter are responding to a sunken vessel near Fleur de Lys. (Simon Nakonechny/CBC)

Two people are dead following the sinking of a boat off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, according to the RCMP.

One person has been rescued and one is still missing, the force said Wednesday morning. 

The bodies of the dead have been recovered, according to a spokesperson for the police. The search for the missing crew member is ongoing, with several search and rescue assets in the area.

The boat went down off Fleur de Lys on Tuesday evening, as confirmed by the Canadian Coast Guard.

In an emailed statement to CBC News, the Coast Guard said search and rescue teams are still on the scene, but didn’t indicate what type of vessel sank, or why it went down.

Canadian Coast Guard vessels CCGS Earl Grey, CCGS Conception Bay and the CCGS Pennant Bay were responding as of Tuesday night.

A Canadian Forces Cormorant helicopter was pulled off the search due to fog on Wednesday morning, but was expected to return later in the morning.

Local vessels have also been helping in the response. 

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