The Canadian military says one fisherman is dead and three others were taken to hospital Thursday after their crab boat capsized off the west coast of Newfoundland.
Maj. Martel Thompson of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax said the survivors indicated their boat flipped around 9 a.m.
It appears the boat overturned near Little Port in the Little Bay Islands area when a crab trap got stuck on the bottom as the fishermen were hauling it in, he said.
Thompson said the boat lurched to one side, started taking on water and rolled over.
A Fisheries Department patrol vessel found the overturned boat around noon and pulled two survivors from the water, he said.
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