RCMP update on four West Hants missing people

July 23, 2023
West Hants, Nova Scotia

News release

Nova Scotia RCMP, with the assistance of its partners, continues search efforts to locate four people reported missing in the West Hants area on July 22.

Early yesterday morning, West Hants District RCMP received reports of two separate incidents, in the same area of West Hants, involving missing people. Two children, one youth and a man remain unaccounted after the vehicles they were travelling in were submerged.

Last evening, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team conducted an underwater search of a flooded field and located an unoccupied pick-up truck believed to have been the vehicle that the children were travelling in.

Search efforts continue in the same area for the four people and the second vehicle.

Today industrial pumping equipment is being mobilized, with assistance from civilian contractors, in an effort to lower the water level in the search area.

The multi-agency search led by the RCMP also includes efforts from the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables and Ground Search and Rescue Teams from West Hants, Colchester and Valley.

Out of respect for the families we will not be releasing their identities or any additional personal information at this time.

We continue to ask the public not to attend the West Hants area in a search for the missing as current conditions are dangerous and could hinder search efforts.


Contact information

Cpl. Guillaume Tremblay
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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