RCMP investigating fatal boating accident

Annapolis District RCMP is investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred on the Annapolis River in Granville Centre.

Yesterday, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Annapolis District RCMP, fire services, Ground Search and Rescue and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, responded to a report of a 14-foot vessel that had sank, with four people aboard, on the Annapolis River.

When RCMP officers arrived at the scene, it was learned that two people, a 46-year-old Granville Centre man and a 27-year-old Weymouth man, had safely made it ashore.

Three fire services search boats, a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter and a C-130 Hercules fixed wing aircraft, from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, were deployed.

A short time later a third person, 49-year-old Granville Centre man, was located by a search boat and transported to hospital by EHS where he was pronounced deceased.

Search efforts continued through the evening. At approximately midnight, the remains of a 26-year-old Granville Centre man were located and recovered.

At this time, alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the incident. The investigation remains ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the victims’ families at this difficult time.


Man killed in truck-motorcycle collision

35 charged with impaired driving in April: HRP