Nova Scotia fisherman dies in accident

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This Google maps image shows Barrington, N.S., near Shelburne.

BARRINGTON, N.S. — An accident claimed the life of a 40-year-old Shelburne County, Nova Scotia fisherman on Georges Bank on Sunday night.

Barrington RCMP say Richard MacMillan Hiltz died on June 29 when his boat’s anchor struck him on the head, knocking him overboard.

Crewmembers on the Nip 'n' Tuck managed to get the fisherman back onboard, but he died from his injuries. The fishing boat has since returned to port.

Department of Labour investigators were in the Barrington area Monday morning. The investigation has been passed over to them from the RCMP.

Organizations: RCMP, Georges Bank

Geographic location: BARRINGTON, Nova Scotia, Shelburne County

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