Comox Valley, BC – A crew member is missing and presumed drowned after a fishing vessel sank near Comox, on March 6.
On the evening of March 6 Comox Valley RCMP were notified of the capsized fishing vessel, approximately 3 miles off of Cape Lazo, Comox.
The Miss Cory, a 64-foot vessel and its crew of 5 were taking part in the herring fishery in the area, when the vessel listed to the starboard side and quickly sank. Four of the five crew were taken to safety by nearby fishing vessels, however, one of the crew members is now missing, and presumed drowned.
By the time RCMP arrived at the docks, the rescued crew members had arrived, and a search was underway for the missing man. This is a tragic situation, and our thoughts are with the family of the missing crew member, says Corporal Jason Jenkins, of Comox Valley RCMP.
Comox RCMP General Investigative Services section has conduct of the investigation for the RCMP and Victim Services has been provided to the crew. Police have also notified the family of the missing crew member, and offered Victim Services to them as well.
A number of other agencies are also conducting investigations, including WorkSafe BC. No further information is available at this time.
Police File # 2017-2845
Comox Valley RCMP