Four people abandon sinking fishing vessel near Chéticamp

Joint Task Force Atlantic (JTFA) says four people are being rescued after a fishing vessel was sinking off the coast near Chéticamp.

JTFA said on Twitter early Thursday afternoon that the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre was responding, and that the four people had abandoned ship into a life raft.

Just over a half hour later, JTFA said a nearby vessel was rescuing the group and that both Canadian Forces and Canadian Coast Guard teams were returning to home base.