Fatalities in tug incident near Kitimat

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Two men are dead and one man has been rescued after a tugboat capsized while underway with tow from Kitimat to Kemano. The RCMP say at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre received an emergency beacon from a tugboat in the Gardner Canal near Kemano, about 75 kilometres southeast of Kitimat. An RCMP West Coast Marine vessel stationed in Hartley Bay responded and recovered found one crew member and Canadian Coast Guard assisted and found the second member, sadly both were unresponsive. The RCMP indicated the third crew member was spotted by a private helicopter on the shore and has been transported to local hospital.

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