A Man Has Died After Falling Into The Water At Peggy's Cove & Another Has Serious Injuries

The men have been identified as a 23-year-old from Nova Scotia and a 26-year-old from Ontario.

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​Peggy's Cove lighthouse. Right: RCMP vehicle.

Peggy's Cove lighthouse. Right: RCMP vehicle.

Two people fell into the water in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, on Monday, leaving one man dead and another with life-threatening injuries.

According to Nova Scotia RCMP, the two men fell into the water at around 8:30 p.m. on April 11, and a rescue effort was conducted by first responders.

CTV News reports that the men were brothers and that they were on the rocks near the Peggy's Cove lighthouse when they slipped and fell into the water.

First responders, including RCMP and the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency service, along with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and the Canadian Coast Guard reportedly helped in the search and rescue effort.

In a statement to Narcity on Tuesday, Nova Scotia RCMP said that one of the men who fell into the water had been pronounced deceased.

The other man suffered life-threatening injuries.

The investigation into the incident is being assisted by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner's Office.

Later on Tuesday, the RCMP revealed that the two men had been "swept out into the ocean by a wave" and "were in distress in the water."

The injured man was located near the shore at around 8:55 p.m. and has been identified as a 26-year-old from Ontario.

He was taken to the hospital by ambulance after being rescued.

Then around 9:40 p.m., the other man, who has been identified as a 23-year-old from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was located and pulled onto a Canadian Coast Guard boat.

He was airlifted to Canadian Forces Base Shearwater while first aid was administered, but he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

"Our thoughts are with the victim's family at this difficult time," the RCMP said.

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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