West Division Patrol members responded to Sandy Cove (along with a Coast Guard cutter), where the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre reported a 20 foot Cape Islander had run aground and there were possibly persons unaccounted for who had abandoned the vessel. The responding members observed the boat marooned on the rocky shoreline. Eventually it was determined all parties (five) who had been on the craft had made it safely to shore and were accounted for. All were checked and cleared by EHS. As a result of the incident, the 39-year-old Halifax man who is alleged to have been operating the vessel faces charges of Impaired Operation of a Vessel, Failing the Breathalizer, Assault, and Uttering Threats. The assault and threats are alleged to have occurred prior to the ship running aground.
Source: Media Release