UPDATED: No foul play suspected in Petty Harbour

Colin MacLean
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The RNC is working with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to try to find out the cause of death of man found dead in Petty Harbour this morning.

There are few details about this incident available.

The RNC have stated they received a call at about 7:20 a.m. stating that there was a body in the community's harbour.

The deceased was found near the wharf and local fisherman assisted police in recovering the body.

Foul play is not suspected.


The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is on the scene in Petty Harbour after a body was discovered in the harbour. The incident is still under investigation.

RNC media relations says the call was received at about 7:19 this morning.

Geographic location: Petty Harbour

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  • Dayle
    July 30, 2012 - 15:47

    They found a body.. somebody's son.. brother.. and you are complaining about a PFD??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!! That's what you have to say about this. Give your heads a shake! What if it was YOUR family??? You're all disgusting

  • Gerard
    July 30, 2012 - 15:08

    You all should be ashamed of yourselves. A young man has lost his life and a family is in grief, and all you have to say is NO PFD's. How would you feel if it was your son or husband floating there.

  • Lori
    July 30, 2012 - 13:57

    oh my!! if u guys never noticed the boat is not moving! the body was found by the wharf not out to sea! so i'm guessing there was no reason to put one on to just stand in the boat by the wharf!! my god people can u find something else to complain about geeshh!!

  • Observer
    July 30, 2012 - 10:56

    Five people in pic; not a single PDF!

    • Correction
      July 30, 2012 - 13:12

      You mean 6 people and PFD......

    • Observer?
      July 30, 2012 - 13:38

      Pretty observant you are! Quick to have something to say hey? Perhaps you should put on your glasses and recount... there are actually 6 of them there!

  • Safe Boating
    July 30, 2012 - 09:47

    Nice to see everyone practising safe boating! But I want to know where to buy one of those invisible looking PFD's!? Come on, the police should be the ones setting the example, practise what you preach. Rescue/emergency or not, they could have also ended up being the ones needing rescue.

    • safe boater
      July 30, 2012 - 12:42

      They should all get fined for not having PFDs on. But then again they are the police they can do anything and get away with it. I guess that is cutting in on the donnut time, so the faster they can get this over the faster they can go to go to tim hortons

    • Rule Change
      July 30, 2012 - 13:09

      To clarify, PDF's do not have to be worn, but they have to be in the boat. They can be under the seat, on the seat. The rule needs to be changed so that they HAVE to be worn.

    • skipper
      July 30, 2012 - 14:42

      How boreing and petty must your life be to always find something to complain about.I taught it was a great job to recover the body.