At 11:54 p.m. on November 7, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a missing person call at Ballantynes Cove Wharf Rd. The caller reported a man had been out fishing, and had docked his boat, but the caller was not able to find the man.
RCMP officers met members of the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department and EHS at the scene. A search of the immediate area was conducted, and the body of the missing man was located in the water, near his boat. The man was not wearing a life jacket when he was found. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner's Service will conduct an autopsy today, and the investigation is ongoing.
The deceased man is a 33-year old from Cape George. Our thoughts are with the victim's family at this difficult time.