Missing Nova Scotia lobster fisherman, 48, found dead in Sissiboo River, police say

WEYMOUTH FALLS, NS – Police say a 48-year-old lobster fisherman who was last seen jumping into a Digby County river on Wednesday has been found dead.

RCMP said in a statement on Saturday that Graham Cromwell’s body was found in the river around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said the Weymouth Falls, Nova Scotia man was last seen by Fisheries Department inspectors jumping into the Sissiboo River on Wednesday evening.

The river hugs the southwest coast of Nova Scotia and empties into St. Mary’s Bay.

A Department of Fisheries spokesman said earlier this week that Cromwell and three others were fishing near Weymouth Falls and allegedly fled when two fisheries officers tried to carry out an inspection.

The four fishermen fled on foot and jumped into the water, and inspectors were only able to find three, prompting a multi-day search in Cromwell involving several police units as well as search and rescue services and the Federal Department of Fisheries.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on April 30, 2022.

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