N.S. RCMP investigating discovery of body found in fishing net near Peggys Cove

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HALIFAX - Perry Richardson was heading towards his mackerel nets with three other fishermen early Friday morning when they spotted something unusual floating near their catch.
The fishermen thought there was a life-jacket snarled in their traps, but soon realized a body was just below the water's surface near Polly's Cove, N.S.
"It was just sickening," he said, hours after returning to his home in East Dover, just down the shore from the famed lighthouse at Peggy's Cove.
"There was not a lot of talking going on except for, `Oh Lord, it is what we thought it was."'
Richardson said the man had nothing in his pockets but a pair of sunglasses, and was wearing only shorts, a shirt and a life-jacket. He had no identification, but appeared to be in his 50s or 60s.
The men pulled the man's body up onto their small boat just before 6 a.m., and took him into the wharf in Peggy's Cove after calling 911.
The RCMP identified the victim late in the day as George Allan Rideout, 47, of Frank George's Island, N.S.
The Mounties, in a release, didn't say how Rideout ended up in the water.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: East Dover, Iceland

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