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Nova Scotia fishermen found dead identified

01/22/2012 11:26 EST | Updated 03/23/2012 05:12 EDT

The two fishermen found dead this weekend along the northern Nova Scotia shoreline have been identified by RCMP.

Brothers Croydon Wood, 49, and Michael Wood, 41, both from Parrsboro, were found Saturday after an extensive search of the Parrsboro shoreline area.

The family of the brothers reported them missing at about 1 a.m. Saturday when they failed to return after leaving late Friday afternoon.

They left on all-terrain vehicles pulling trailers to check their lobster traps during low tide in the Minas Basin.

The body of the first man was found at about 8 a.m. Saturday. The body of the second man was found by Ground Search and Rescue late Saturday afternoonThe ATVs were found mid-afternoon Saturday when the tide went out, in the same area as the bodies were located.

Tides in the area can rise fast and by as much as almost 14 metres. There were two high tides after the men went missing.

About 40 people on ground and a Natural Resources helicopter helped with the search.

Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

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