Nova Scotia RCMP confirm hull of capsized fishing boat spotted by plane

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HALIFAX - The RCMP says the hull of an overturned fishing boat off southwest Nova Scotia has been spotted.

The Mounties in Woods Harbour say aircraft observed the hull of Miss Ally around 10 a.m.

They say at the time of the sighting, a fishing boat was about an hour away and the Canadian Coast Guard was about an hour and a half away from the site.

The boat capsized in heavy seas Sunday with the loss of five young fishermen.

The 13-metre vessel, which was on an extended halibut fishing trip, was last spotted by the coast guard on Tuesday, floating upside down more that 100 kilometres offshore.

Organizations: RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard

Geographic location: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Woods Harbour

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