msn.com 18 Sep, 2020 09:30 am

Aircraft, dozens of boats searching for teenagers in water off P.E.I.

Search and rescue aircraft, coast guard vessels and dozens of local boats are combing the shoreline of Cascumpec Bay in western P.E.I. for signs of two missing teenagers. The call for help came in about 9:30 p.m. AT Wednesday, and a Cormorant helicopter was on the scene within 40 minutes, Lt.-Cmdr. Brian Owens told CBC News. There were three 17-year-olds on board the dory, a type of large rowboat, when it capsized near Fox Island. One of the...

p Search and rescue aircraft, coast guard vessels and dozens of local boats are combing the shoreline of Cascumpec Bay in western P.p The search now includes a Hercules aircraft and three coast guard vessels, as well as lobster boats, oyster boats and even personal watercraft from the local community.A rescue centre has been set up on Fox Island, south of Northport.Local firefighters and ground search and rescue team members are on the shoreline south of Northport.

There were three 17-year-olds on board the dory, a type of large rowboat, when it capsized near Fox Island.One of the teens made it safely ashore and called 911, said Owens.

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