58-year-old man dies after boat overturns in Shortt’s Lake, N.S.

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Colchester District RCMP responded to a fatal boating incident in Colchester County, N.S. Friday.

Police said two men were in a canoe on Shorrt’s Lake when the boat overturned – only one man made it to the surface.

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Officials said the initial investigation found that after the canoe tipped, one man swam safely to shore while the other stayed with the boat.

Although a local woman on a paddleboard tried to help save him, the second man was not able stay afloat, police said.

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The body of a 58-year-old man from Truro was recovered by the RCMP with the help of Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department. His identity was not released.

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Police said personal flotation devices were in the canoe but were not in use. The investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.

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