One body found as search continues off Nova Scotia island for missing person


A search and rescue mission is underway in southwestern Nova Scotia, where the RCMP discovered a body near the shoreline of Morris Island and believe another person is still in the water.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax says the RCMP called for help at 2:42 p.m. on Tuesday, saying there was a missing person in the water near the island, which is west of Argyle, N.S.

The centre posted a tweet Tuesday at 8:06 p.m., saying the deceased person found along the shoreline is connected to the missing person.

The search is being conducted by crews aboard a CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter, a CH-130 Hercules aircraft from 14 Wing Greenwood, the coast guard vessel CCGS Clarks Harbour and a PAL Airlines aircraft.