RCMP say missing Nova Scotia man believed swept to sea by post tropical storm Fiona

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Police in Nova Scotia say a man missing since Friday is believed to have been swept out to sea during post-tropical storm Fiona.

Halifax district RCMP said today 81-year-old Larry Smith of Lower Prospect, N.S., was last seen Friday evening.

A search led by the RCMP began in the coastal community southwest of Halifax after he was reported missing Saturday, involving a provincial government helicopter, the military’s Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and Halifax Search and Rescue.

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Police say search efforts have ended based on the belief the missing man entered the water.

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On Sunday, RCMP in western Newfoundland confirmed that a 73-year-old woman in Port aux Basques, N.L., died after a storm surge from Fiona flooded her home and swept her out to sea.

The cause of death in another possible Fiona-related fatality in P.E.I. has yet to be determined, but the province’s acting director of public safety said Sunday preliminary findings pointed toward “generator use.”

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2022.

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