By Tina Comeau
FOR THE VANGUARD
The RCMP say they are still in the preliminary stages of their investigation pertaining to a stricken yacht 150 kilometres off Cape Sable Island that saw five people rescued, one person pronounced dead at hospital and three others presumed drowned.
The investigation involving the yacht and those onboard, said RCMP Sergeant Tom Murdock, is taking the RCMP in a few different directions.
“There are a couple of different things that are going on,” he told the Yarmouth Vanguard on Wednesday. “There is the investigation pursuant to why they are here, and there is a simultaneous investigation into what happened with the boat being overturned.”
Three people were plucked from the sea and hoisted into a rescue helicopter overnight into Tuesday, in what rescuers have described as horrendous conditions. They were flown by Cormorant helicopter to the Yarmouth…