Natuashish RCMP investigating drowning of man near Natuashish

September 14, 2017
Natuashish, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Natuashish RCMP are investigating the drowning of a man near Natuashish.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on September 13, 2017, RCMP responded to a call of a boating accident near the shores of Natuashish.

Investigation has revealed a boating party had left the old dock at Daniel Rattle to return to Nain when a man ended up in the water. A passenger was able to pull the 32-year-old man from Nain from the water but attempts to save him were unsuccessful.

Police advise no life jackets were worn by the boating party and there were no life jackets in the boat. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

The incident is still under investigation.


Contact information

Cpl. Rick Mills
Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP

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