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Missing berry picker located on island off Labrador coast

Members from 103 Squadron Gander, NL position the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter to perform a mountain rescue scenario during a Joint SAR Exercise held in Iceland on February 10, 2016. 

Photo: Master Corporal Johanie Maheu, 14 Wing Imaging, Greenwood 
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Officers from the Cartwright RCMP detachment and members of 103 Search and Rescue Squadron from Gander traveled on Cormorant helicopter to Grady Island. - FILE PHOTO Photo: Master Corporal Johanie Maheu, 14 Wing Imaging, Greenwood GD2016-0075-14 - Postmedia News
CARTWRIGHT, N.L. —

A missing berry picker off the coast of Labrador was located safe and sound on Sept. 2.

The 58-year-old man was picking with other on Grady Island, an island 20 miles south of Cartwright. He was supposed to reconvene with his fellow berry pickers at 2 p.m. but had not turned up. They looked for him, to no avail, and contacted the RCMP at 6:30 p.m.

According to a release from the RCMP, they contacted the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, which dispatched a Cormorant helicopter out of Gander. Officers from the Cartwright detachment and members of 103 Search and Rescue Squadron from Gander traveled on the helicopter to Grady Island.

Just before midnight the man was found, uninjured. He was transported to the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for further evaluation.

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