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Man dies after boating accident at Hoop Pole Lake, N.S.: RCMP

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Nova Scotia RCMP say a 78-year-old man has died after a boating accident in Hoop Pole Lake, N.S, located near David Collicutt Road in Canaan, N.S.

Police say at 7:47 a.m., officers responded to call reporting that a man had died as a result of injuries sustained during a boating incident.

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The two occupants of the boat fell into the water when the boat overturned. A 78-year-old Canaan man became trapped under the boat and his friend was not able to rescue him.

Both men were wearing PFDs at the time of the incident, police say.

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RCMP say that the matter remains under investigation with the assistance of the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service.

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