Fatal personal watercraft incident in Lake Ainslie area

July 1, 2020
Lake Ainslie, Nova Scotia

News release

At 9:07 a.m. today, Inverness District RCMP was called to an over-turned personal watercraft on Lake Ainslie.

RCMP and EHS attended a campground area along the lake. A 58-year-old man from Port Hawkesbury was located wearing a life-vest and unresponsive in the water less than 100 meters from the shore and brought back by persons from the campground in a paddle boat and another watercraft. He was attended to by EHS and pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased was alone at the time of the incident.

The investigation is continuing including cause of death. Foul play is not suspected.

Our thoughts are with the family of the victim at this difficult time.

File # 2020882276


Contact information

Sgt. Andrew Joyce
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154
Email: andrew.joyce@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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