Updated: One rescued, two dead from sinking Canadian fishing vessel off Washington coast

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      Update (August 12): CBC News confirmed with the B.C. Coroners Service that the two missing men were found dead.

      Both were Canadian and their bodies have been flown to Victoria. The next of kin have been contacted. 

      Original article (August 11):

      American and Canadian rescue teams are searching near the waters of the Salish Sea for two missing fishing-crew members after a Canadian boat began sinking near Washington state.

      The U.S. Coast Guard announced at 9: 26 a.m. Vancouver time today (August 11) that around 2 a.m., coast guard units received a distress call for help from the Canadian commercial fishing vessel Arctic Fox II.

      One crew member reported that the vessel was taking on water about 137 kilometres (85 miles) offshore from Cape Flattery, Washington, and that the three people aboard were abandoning ship while wearing survival suits.

      A helicopter crew from Oregon rescued one man from a lifeboat while aircrews from California searched for the other two men. Where the fishermen are from has not yet been identified.

      Canadian search and rescue aircrews from Victoria, B.C., joined the search effort today.

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