Ferryland RCMP are reporting that a hiker died on Monday after falling into the ocean in Tors Cove.
According to a news release issued early Monday evening, a 19 year old man from St. John’s was hiking with friends along the East Coast Trail when he fell into the ocean near Tinker’s Point. He was subsequently swept offshore by the sea.
Members of the Witless Bay Fire Department later found his body on a rocky shoreline below the trail.
Police were contacted about the incident shortly after 2:30 p.m. A Canadian Coast Guard vessel and a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel were dispatched to the area along with a Cormorant helicopter from Gander.
Ferryland RCMP continue to investigate the incident.