5:33 am - Tuesday, December 11 2018
Home / News / Yarmouth Rural RCMP investigates man overboard, Gavelton, N.S.

Yarmouth Rural RCMP investigates man overboard, Gavelton, N.S.

Yarmouth Rural RCMP is investigating a man overboard at Gavel Lake.

Shortly before 9 a.m. this morning, Yarmouth Rural RCMP responded to a 911 call from a construction crew working on a bridge at Gavel Lake after they witnessed an adult male boater fall out of his small motorized boat and into the water.

A preliminary investigation has determined that the 46-year-old boater became distressed after falling into the water, and was struggling to remain at the surface. A nearby citizen immediately launched his row boat and headed out to rescue the man, however both the rescuer and the construction crew lost sight of him.

RCMP is currently on-scene and is being assisted by the Lake Vaughan Volunteer Fire Department and local Emergency Health Services. A search on the water and shores of Gavel Lake for the 46-year-old man is continuing. The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team has also been called in to assist with the investigation.

Source: Release

About Haligonia.ca

See news happening near you? Tell us. Click here to email our team.

 

The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

You might also like...

DSC_4381_wm

Two drivers test positive for drugs in 24 hours – Antigonish

Two drivers tested positive for THC this past weekend. Both were stopped by RCMP Eastern...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *