4 people rescued after abandoning sinking fishing boat off Chéticamp, N.S.

The military's Joint Task Force Atlantic said in a tweet that a "nearby vessel of opportunity" was helping four people in a life-raft who abandoned a sinking fishing boat.

Nearby 'vessel of opportunity' came to the aid of the people, who were in life-raft

Four people were rescued Thursday after abandoning their sinking fishing boat off Chéticamp, N.S.

The military's Joint Task Force Atlantic said in a tweet that a "nearby vessel of opportunity" was helping the people, who were in a life-raft.

Matthew Duffy, of the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia, confirmed the individuals from the life-raft were brought on to the second boat. He said both boats involved were fishing boats.

He added that incidents like these speak to the importance of having life-rafts inspected.

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