Former Ocean Ranger medic gives rare photos to The Rooms
Lloyd Major found it quiet most nights aboard the Ocean Ranger. He was hired to work the oil rig in 1980 and generally did a 12-hour shift, from about 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., 21 days at a time.
A 78-year-old man from Ramea was found Sunday shorty after police put out a call for the public’s help finding him.
Jack Sibley, who is diabetic, was believed to have left Stephenville before 6 a.m. Tuesday morning to go home to Ramea. The RCMP said Tuesday afternoon conditions on the Burgeo Access Road were treacherous, and the road was closed because of the weather.
Sibley was found in his vehicle about 15 km from the Peter Strides area. The RCMP says he was in good health when found, and will spend the night in the area until the weather improves.
In a news release, police thanked volunteers from the area and the Department of Transportation and Works for helping to locate Sibley.
“The RCMP would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers of the inherent dangers of travelling in stormy conditions, and to stay off the roads when possible,” the release states.