A TOWN has been shaken by the deaths of two fishermen out at sea after their boat sank, and the search continues for another missing crew member from the wreckage.
In Fleur de Lys, a small town in the Canadian providence of Newfoundland, residents are facing what has been described as “unbearable” grief from the horrifying incident.
A spokesperson noted that the bodies of two who died in the sinking have since been recovered.
Another crew member was rescued, making for one confirmed survivor, while another vanished in the dark waters.
At least three ships are scouring the crash site — including the CCGS Earl Grey, CCGS Conception Bay, and the CCGS Pennant Bay, per what the RCMP told the outlet.
Community vessels have also teamed up to help officials search.
The names of those involved, including the two deceased, have yet to be released by officials.
Questions still surround how the boat sank, and Fleur de Lys town clerk Jackie Walsh confirmed to CBC that the boat was smaller in size, “more of a speedboat.”
Town members were horrified to hear of the news of the sunken vessel, and Fleur de Lys Roman Catholic priest Ekodobe described the somber scene on Tuesday evening to CBC after the news broke.
The priest explained that he was headed to church for a wake when he arrived to find that the building was nearly half full of townspeople.
“You could feel the grief in the air,” he said of the grim scene.
“It was like a cold chill in the air for everybody.”
The wake was ultimately canceled in anticipation of news from the search efforts for the crew members.
“It was so bad for everybody,” Ekodobe noted.
“They were so sad — it was so unbearable.””
The priest added that despite the odds, the people of Fleur de Lys remain hopeful for the safe return of the missing crew member.
“Let it turn to good. Let it turn to good,” he said.
“That’s what everybody is praying for.”
The U.S. Sun continues to monitor the situation for updates on the location of the missing crew member and the identities of the three already found.