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Nova Scotia fisherman who fell overboard died in hospital

March 4, 2014, Halifax – Police say a 42-year-old man who fell overboard from a fishing boat off southwestern Nova Scotia has died.

March 4, 2014
By The Canadian Press

March 4, 2014, Halifax – Police say a 42-year-old man who fell overboard from a fishing boat off southwestern Nova Scotia has died.

The RCMP say Stephen Darin Hanson of Queens County died Monday evening in hospital after falling into the water off the shores of Port Mouton earlier in the day around 8 a.m.

The Mounties say the boat's crew managed to get him out and took him to a wharf in Central Port Mouton.

He was then airlifted by a military rescue helicopter to Canadian Forces Base Shearwater, where he was taken by paramedics to a hospital and later died.

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The Department of Labour and Advanced Education says its occupational health and safety division is investigating.

It says Hanson's death is the first workplace fatality in the fishing industry this year.