Man dies in boating accident – Shortt’s Lake

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Man dies in boating accident

Just before noon on Sept. 6, Colchester District RCMP responded to a call of a boating accident. Two men had been on the lake in a canoe, when the boat overturned and only one man made it back to the surface.

The RCMP was​ assisted by Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department with the recovery of the body of the deceased, a 58-year-old man from Truro. Police noted personal flotation devices were in the canoe but were not in use.​

The investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing. The initial investigation has determined that when the boat overturned, one man made it to shore. The second man remained with the canoe, but despite the efforts of a local woman who was on a paddleboard, to save him, he was not able stay afloat.

The RCMP has requested the assistance of the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service.​

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