On Saturday July 22, just before 2 p.m., Inverness District RCMP responded to a report of a suspected drowning at Port Hood Beach.
A 59-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman, both from Sydney, had been swimming in the ocean, but after a period of time required assistance to get back to shore. The woman was brought safely back while the man, after several attempts at resuscitation were made, was pronounced dead. The woman was later transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Lifesaving efforts were assisted by lifeguards from Nova Scotia Lifeguard Services, Emergency Health Services, and local first responders. The matter is still under investigation and RCMP will be working with the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Source: Media Release