Queens District RCMP respond to swimmers in distress

June 12, 2017
Grand Tracadie, Prince Edward Island

News release

On June 11, 2017, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Queens District RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call of swimmers in distress in the waters of Grand Tracadie Beach, PE.

RCMP, North Shore Fire Department and Island EMS attended the scene and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre was dispatched.

Two women aged 20 and 28 ran into trouble when they went swimming. They went into the water holding onto an inflatable device. Strong winds were a factor. The women made it safely to land across from the main beach area just as first responders were arriving at the beach area.

Fire Fighters with the North Shore Fire Department borrowed a local fishing vessel and they brought the women to shore. The women were uninjured and were checked by Island EMS, but it was not necessary to take them to the hospital for further treatment.

With the summer approaching, Queens District RCMP remind the public to be cautious while swimming in ocean waters, particularly during poor weather.


Contact information

Sgt. M.L. Butler
Queens District RCMP
(902) 368-9300

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