Nova Scotia Labour Department occupational health and safety officials are investigating the death of an Antigonish County man.
Cpl. Andrew Joyce, Nova Scotia RCMP media relations officer, confirmed police were notified Saturday (Oct. 6), at 7:47 a.m., that a 68-year-old Arisaig man died after going overboard while tuna fishing.
He confirmed the deceased was brought to land at Murphy's Cove in Port Hood, Inverness County.
Joyce could not confirm how the man ended up in the water.
"We can confirm there was a workplace incident that occurred yesterday near Port Hood in Cape Breton. LAE will be following up to investigate," Shannon Kerr, spokesperson with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education (LAE) said in an email Sunday.
"We have no further information to share at this time."