Woman Dies After Falling in Waters near Peggys Cove

Nova Scotia authorities have confirmed the death of a woman who was pulled from the waters of Peggys Cove. According to the RCMP, they received report of a woman who had fallen off the rocks at the popular tourist site at around 1:40 p.m. on Sunday. Staff Sergeant and Watch Commander with Halifax District RCMP, Terry Barrett, explained that “first responders responded to the complaint, and while they were on route, they were advised that a local lobster fishing boat had recovered an unresponsive female that had been pulled from the waters just off of Peggys Cove, approximately 20-25 feet from shore.”

Halifax Fire and Emergency performed CPR on the woman after the local fisherman retrieved her from the water and brought her to Government Wharf. Staff Sergeant Barrett stated that “medical attention was given to the female but, unfortunately, she was pronounced decease shortly after 3 p.m.” Moreover, Police suspects that the woman was in some kind of communication with people on the shore, and that she was still conscious when the lobster boat arrived to pull her out of the water.

One of the eyewitness at the scene, Peter Richardson, called the emergency helpline after spotting the woman floating in the water. He said that “I called the fishermen, and they were on their way,” adding that “when I finally got to the site, she was in the water, upside down.”

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