RCMP UPDATE on missing people in Nova Scotia following flooding

West Hants, Nova Scotia – This morning, the Nova Scotia RCMP, with assistance from our partners, recovered the body of a child in the primary search area in Brooklyn.

Working with the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office, the RCMP can also confirm that the remains recovered yesterday afternoon in Kings County are also those of a child.

The remains of both children are believed to be of the children who were unaccounted for following extreme flood conditions in West Hants.

On July 22, a man, two children, and a youth were reported missing after the vehicles they were travelling in were caught in flood waters in the Brooklyn area.

The body of the 52-year-old man was recovered yesterday morning in Brooklyn.

The youth has not yet been located; the multi-agency, intensive search continues in the primary search area in Brooklyn where efforts to lower the water level are ongoing. Civilian contractors and partners are assisting.

Search and rescue teams from West Hants, East Hants, Digby, Annapolis and Valley, multiple fire departments, along with the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, have all been instrumental in the search thus far.

RCMP resources include Police Dog Services, Air Services, and General Duty Policing.

The investigation is ongoing.

Our thoughts remain with the families at this difficult time.

Nova Scotia RCMP


Search is on for victims, including two missing children, following flooding in Nova Scotia

West Hants, Nova Scotia – Early this morning, West Hants RCMP received reports of four people who are unaccounted for following flooding conditions in the area.

Two children are unaccounted for following an incident in West Hants where the vehicle they were travelling in was submerged. Three of the five occupants, known to them, were able to escape.

Deadly Flooding
Deadly Flooding (File Photo)

A youth and another man are also unaccounted for after the vehicle they were travelling in was submerged, also in West Hants. Two of the four occupants were rescued from the vehicle.

Out of respect for the families we will not be releasing their identities or any additional personal information at this time.

The multi-agency search for the four missing people is ongoing and includes efforts by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, and Department of Natural Resources and Renewables.

We are asking the public not to leave their homes in a search for the missing as current conditions are dangerous.

We have no further reports of missing people or of any injuries at this time. We are, however, continuing to receive reports of stranded people relating to flooding conditions.

Our officers, alongside our partners, and our Operational Communications Centre continue to be fully engaged in supporting these efforts.

West Hants RCMP

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