Search for missing fisherman

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

The search continues Friday for a fisherman who is missing and presumed drowned near Kelsey Bay on northern Vancouver Island.

Sayward RCMP say a 28-foot aluminum commercial crabbing vessel overturned with two crewmembers on board at nine last night.

The deck hand, a 32-year-old man from the Comox Valley, was wearing a personal flotation device, and he was able swim to safety at a residence near Brazeau Bay.

He called 911 and the search began for the 48-year-old Captain, also from the Comox Valley.

Police don’t think he was wearing a life jacket.

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