A 64-year-old man is dead after falling into the Exploits River early this morning.
The man is believed to be from the Botwood area and was fishing with a friend when he fell in.
Police were called to the Sir Robert Bond Bridge outside of Bishop's Falls around 5:45 a.m. where they were told that the man had fallen out of a small boat.
Sgt. Rus Thibaut of the Grand Falls-Windsor detachment of the RCMP confirmed that the man was wearing a personal floatation device, which was later found further down the river.
The man was found dead later in the morning. It's still unclear as to how the man went overboard.