SHEET HARBOUR - An elderly man is dead after a fishing accident on Wednesday afternoon.
The RCMP say a 76-year-old Sheet Harbour man was fishing on Sober Island Bridge around 5:30 p.m. when his line got snagged.
As the man tried to free his line, police say he slipped and fell off the bridge.
The manâ€™s body was found about 30 minutes later by local boaters.
Paramedics tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police and the provinceâ€™s medical examiner are now investigating the incident.