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Man from Massachusetts drowns, another rescued from Cape Breton river

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An American man drowned and another was rescued during an incident while the pair were fishing in a river in Cape Breton Tuesday evening.

Inverness County District RCMP, along with fire services and EHS, responded to a report of two men in distress in Margaree River, near Margaree Forks, around 5:45 p.m.

‘Upon arrival, RCMP officers learned that the Margaree Forks Volunteer Fire Department had managed to pull the two Massachusetts men, who had been fishing, from the water,” said a release from the RCMP.

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It said a 63-year-old man was treated for signs of exposure, while firefighters and EHS conducted CPR on a 73-year-old man, who was unconscious.

“Sadly, the 73-year-old man could not be resuscitated and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” the release said.

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“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.”

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