August 15th, 2016 ( Ariana Kelland). Helicopter dispatched to possible overturned boat that turned out to be whale carcass
A search and rescue helicopter was dispatched to a possible overturned boat off Newfoundland’s coast Monday, but it turns out it was just a dead whale.
Bonavista RCMP got a call about a possible overturned boat off Elliston.
But rescuers aboard a Cormorant helicopter out of Gander quickly realized it was a dead whale.
Police are warning boaters to be cautious in the area of Elliston, as the whale is floating at the surface but may be difficult to see.