New Brunswick Man drowns on north shore beach due to high surf conditions

St. Margarets , Prince Edward Island – At approximately 5:00 p.m., Saturday, July 22, Kings District RCMP assisted by EMS, Souris Fire department and local fisherman from the Naufrage Harbour, responded to the call of a 52 year-old New Brunswick man, who was pulled out by the current and wave conditions resulting from the high winds in St. Margarets on the north shore of P.E.I. Unfortunately the man could not be reached and drowned.

Surf conditions were extreme at the time and a strong rip current contributed to both the drowning and the ability to reach the man.

Our thoughts are with the family of the man at this tragic time.

RCMP thank all those involved in the attempted rescue of the man and urge caution in high surf on the water. Rip current conditions often accompany high waves.

Kings District RCMP

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