Searchers find fisherman's body near Nova Scotia shoreline: police

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BLUE ROCKS, N.S. — Police say a man’s body was found near the shoreline of a Nova Scotia fishing community after he went out to break the ice around his boat.

RCMP Sgt. Al LeBlanc says they received a report at about 1 a.m. today about a man who failed to return from working on the ice Sunday.

He says emergency crews and a helicopter were dispatched to Stonehurst near Blue Rocks in Lunenburg County.

LeBlanc says searchers found the 78-year-old man submerged near the shore at about 5:30 a.m.

Police have not released his identity, but believe he was from the Stonehurst area.

He says police don’t suspect foul play.

Geographic location: Stonehurst, Nova Scotia, Blue Rocks Lunenburg County

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