ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Pathologists with the chief medical examiner in Newfoundland and Labrador are examining a body found on a Placentia Bay beach to confirm if it is one of the fishermen who died when a 12-metre vessel sank last month.

The RCMP say they were notified on Saturday by a lobster fisherman that he had located a body on a beach in Doughboy Cove, on the western side of the mouth of Placentia Bay.

A spokeswoman for the police force says the body was sent to St. John's on Saturday for confirmation it is the body of Isaac Kettle, a crew member in his 30s who worked aboard the Sarah Anne during a crab fishing trip.

Kettle was the only crew member whose body wasn't found after the boat sank following its departure from St. Lawrence, N.L., after midnight on May 25.

Search and rescue teams earlier recovered the bodies of Ed Norman, 67; his son Scott Norman, in his mid-30s, and nephew Jody Norman, 42.

The coast guard had said remnants of the Sarah Anne were first located about 40 kilometres off the coast of the western mouth of Placentia Bay.

A news release says the RCMP are "in communication with the family of the missing crew member of the Sarah Anne, although no positive identification of the deceased has yet occurred."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 7, 2020.