Bonavista RCMP suspect the death of a fisherman at sea Friday was accidental.
A news release issued early Saturday evening said Pleman Strickland, 42, was from the Bonavista area. The vessel he was fishing on arrived in Bonavista Saturday afternoon.
The circumstances surrounding the man's death have since been confirmed by police. The boat was 175 miles offshore when Strickland got caught in a fishing net and was pulled overboard.
An autopsy is scheduled to take place Monday morning.