A Year Out From Tragedy, Father Hopes to Make a Lasting Difference
On September 17, 2021, the lives of two young Labrador fishermen were suddenly taken.
25-year-old Marc Russell and 30-year-old Joey Jenkins were set to arrive in Mary’s Harbour aboard their 28-foot vessel the Island Lady around 5 p.m. that day, but never arrived. After a 10-day search that covered 9,460 square nautical miles, the RCMP called off the search for Russell and Jenkins.
Just over a year out from this tragedy, Marc Russell’s father, Dwight, is looking back on what he’s ...
Tragedy Strikes Mary’s Harbour, Labrador
Two Fishermen Not Heard From Since September 17
The small, tight-knit Southern Labrador community of Mary’s Harbour is still reeling since two of its young commercial fishermen went missing on September 17.
The fishermen, Marc Russell and Joey Jenkins, were due to arrive in their 28-foot vessel, the Island Lady, at Mary’s Harbour around 5 p.m. on Friday the 17th. However, when they did not show, local fishing crews began the search that evening. The Joint Rescue Coordination ...