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Overdue fisherman’s body recovered in Dollar Lake

**** RCMP Media Release

Halifax District RCMP received a call yesterday of an overdue fisherman from Dollar Lake Provincial Park.​ Halifax District​ RCMP, Department of Lands and Forestry, Nova Scotia Environment Conservation Officers,Department of Fisheries and Ocean, Halifax Ground Search and Rescue,​ as well as Cook’s Brook and Middle Musquodoboit Fire Departments responded to the incident, and the​ male’s​ body was recovered​ from the lake early this morning.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. last night, Halifax District RCMP received a report of an overdue fisherman.​ The 72-year-old​ man from Lower Sackville had been fishing at Dollar Lake Park and his truck was parked at the boat launch.

A search of the immediate area was conducted but was negative. Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) was activated.​ At 1:47 a.m. the body of the missing man was located in the water.​ The male appeared to be wearing a floatation suit. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Service will conduct an autopsy tomorrow, and the investigation is ongoing.​

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