Navy divers recover body of missing crew member from sunken boat off Halifax harbour

Maj. Amber Bineau said Hercules and Cormorant helicopters, along with three coast guard vessels, were involved in the search of the area near Eastern Passage.

“The Hercules dropped some flares for visual capability,” she said.

A Canadian Forces fleet diving unit out of nearby Shearwater also went to the scene soon after the initial call came in, returning Tuesday morning when visibility improved.

Bineau said the people on board reported losing power, but offered no other information about the cause or events leading up to the emergency. She said the weather and sea state at the time were considered normal, with low winds.

“About 20 minutes later they indicated they were taking ....

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