Man dies following boating accident in Westfield, Nova Scotia

Westfield, Queens County, Nova Scotia – A 73-year-old Lunenburg County man died just after 9 a.m. yesterday following a boating accident that occurred near Dean Lake Rd.

The man and a woman had been out fishing, and when he attempted to start the motor, both occupants fell into the water. The two swam towards the shore and when the woman arrived, she realized the man wasn’t with her. She was able to bring him to shore and she then contacted 911.

Paramedics were not able to revive the man and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The woman was transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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

Nova Scotia RCMP

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