Mother and daughter die in fishing accident

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A 42-year-old woman and her one-year-old daughter were found dead on Tuesday evening after the fishing boat they were travelling in capsized in a fjord in northern Norway.

Their bodies were found by divers in the boat’s wheelhouse at a depth of 43 metres in the Atlafjord.

Six people from two families were out fishing in a rubber boat when strong winds blew in over the fjord on Tuesday afternoon.

The group received assistance from two crew members on a fishing boat belonging to Norway Royal Salmon. But for reasons not yet known, the fishing boat capsized.

Six people were rescued after the accident.

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“Those six managed to swim the 200 metres from the place where the boat went down and on to land,” rescue chief Tore Hognset told news agency NTB.

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