Updated: Fisherman pulled out of water in Port Mouton dies

Nick Moase
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A fisherman in Port Mouton who fell in the water on March 3 has died in hospital.

Queens RCMP said Stephen Darin Hanson, 42, fell into the water on Monday off the coast of South West Port Mouton shortly before 8:30 a.m.

Although he was pulled back into the boat almost immediately and his fellow fishermen rushed him back to the wharf in Port Mouton, he was unresponsive when paramedics and Liverpool firefighters arrived at the scene and CPR was administered. 

A Cormorant helicopter from 413 Squadron in Greenwood was dispatched and on the scene by 9:30 a.m. and took him to CFB Shearwater, where he was transferred to hospital in critical condition.

He died later that evening.

The matter is under investigation, but RCMP do not suspect foul play. The Department of Labour and Advanced Education's occupational health and safety division is investigating as well.

Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan sent her condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Hanson

"I can't imagine how this man's loved ones must be feeling, and my thoughts are with them during this extremely difficult time," Regan. "I want to assure this family that we will help find answers as to why this happened."

This is the first workplace fatality in the fishing industry this year according to the department.

Organizations: Liverpool Fire Department

Geographic location: Port Mouton, South West Port Mouton

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  • Terri Longmire (Huskins)
    March 05, 2014 - 21:02

    I was stunned to hear of this tragic accident. My heart breaks for Darin's family. My condolences to the family at this very sad time.