Local MLA and fisheries minister, Sterling Belliveau is working with the community and families of the lost fishermen to provide whatever support he can.
“The community is struggling right now,” he said. “This is my community too.”
He has been in touch with the family members of the five men that have been lost at sea since their boat, the Miss Ally capsized on Sunday night.
On Tuesday night, the extensive search by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre was handed over to the RCMP.
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“People were praying for a miracle and wanted the search to continue,” he said.
He used all of his resources to speak personally with the admiral of the Coast Guard but their decision was firm.
The RCMP will be speaking with the families on what the next step will be before going public.
“I am constantly speaking with the families and the community to help them move forward in this difficult time,” he said.