Update: Three killed, one missing in Twillingate boating accident

Staff ~ The Telegram editor@thetelegram.com
Published on July 17, 2010

Two children and an adult were killed in a boating accident over the weekend near Twillingate.
Search and rescue workers recovered the bodies of two brothers, eight and 10-years-old.
The two boys were in a 16-foot open boat, along with two adult men. The men were not related to the two children, but were family friends.
Search and Rescue workers have recovered one of the adults' bodies, and a search is continuing for the fourth person.
Neil Peet, acting superintendent of the maratime search and rescue joint co-ordination centre, said the call came in around midnight Saturday night.
He said that the four people were out pleasure boating, and left Twillingate around 3 p.m. Saturday.
It is unclear what exactly happened to the boat, but Peet said that all four people were wearing life jackets.
Searchers are using several coast guard and coast guard auxiliary vessels, as well as a Hercules aircraft, and a Cormorant helicopter.
Peet said that searchers are also being helped by several boats from the community of Twillingate, who have volunteered to search. More will be posted as it becomes availble.