Lt. Ryan with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) said that a life raft, from a fishing boat presumably sunk, was only spotted in the early hours of Monday morning.
"The life raft was not found," he said. "It was only spotted"
He confirmed that when the life raft was spotted they were unable to determine if anyone was on board.
It has not been spotted since.
Lt. Ryan said that there is no other information regarding the search except to say that they still had two coast guard vessels as well as a helicopter searching for the five fishermen.
“We understand that it’s a very stressful time and we are trying to update info as we receive it,” said Lt. Ryan.
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The boat ran into trouble late Sunday evening on Feb. 17 approximately 120 km southeast of Liverpool, NS when an emergency locator beacon was activated.
The five men aboard the Miss Ally were Joel Hopkins, Steven Cole Nickerson, Katlin Nickerson, Billy Hatfield and Tyson Townsend.
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