Shelburne County fisherman dies after being struck by anchor

Published on June 30, 2014

A tragic incident claimed the life of a 40-year-old Shelburne County fisherman on Georges Bank on Sunday night.

Barrington RCMP say Richard MacMillan Hiltz died June 29 when the 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 area Monday morning. The investigation has been passed over to them from the RCMP.