Post-Tropical Storm Fiona – Halifax RCMP say man missing in Nova Scotia was swept out to sea
Nova Scotia police say a man missing since Friday was swept out to sea during post-tropical storm Fiona.
Halifax District RCMP said today Larry Smith, 81, of Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia, was last seen on Friday evening.
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An RCMP-led search began in the coastal community southwest of Halifax after he was reported missing on Saturday, involving a provincial government helicopter, the Army’s Joint Rescue Coordination Center and Halifax Search and Rescue.
Police said search efforts have ended as they believe the missing man has entered the water.
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On Sunday, RCMP in western Newfoundland confirmed that a 73-year-old woman in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, died after storm surge Fiona flooded her home and knocked her down. carried out to sea.
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The cause of death in another possible death linked to Fiona in Prince Edward Island has yet to be determined, but the province’s acting director of public safety said Sunday that preliminary findings indicated “the use of a generator”.
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This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 26, 2022.
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