Truck slips off Meteghan wharf

Jonathan Riley, The Digby Courier
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No one hurt in New Year's Eve lobster mishap

No one was hurt when this straight truck rolled off the Meteghan wharf about 4 p.m. this afternoon.

By Jonathan Riley



No one was hurt when a lobster buyer’s truck slipped off a wharf and landed in the water between two lobster carrs in Meteghan today.

People on the wharf say four men were working on a lobster carr below the truck belonging to St. Mary’s Bay Fisheries, preparing to load lobsters into the truck between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. this afternoon. Low tide was about 4 p.m.

One man went up to move the truck when he saw it rolling for the edge of the wharf.

The truck broke away a wharf ladder and smashed part of one lobster carr but everyone escaped unhurt.

No one at the scene could explain why the truck rolled off the wharf.

The truck is sitting on end with only the open rear doors visible above the water.

People on the wharf said the owners are hoping to get a crane to lift the truck out of the water.

High tide should be just after 10 p.m.

Geographic location: Meteghan

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