Kayak­ers res­cued at Melmerby Beach

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

MELMERBY BEACH, N.S. — Three

kayak­ers were res­cued af­ter strong winds and waves pre­vented them from get­ting safely back to shore. RCMP Cpl. Ron Bryce said one kayak over­turned and the kayak­ers were not able to get back to shore in the in­ci­dent which hap­pened off

Melmerby Beach on Mon­day evening.

A call came in for help around 7:20 p.m. and RCMP, the Lit­tle Har­bour Fire Depart­ment and EHS re­sponded.

A pri­vate fish­er­man with a boat

as well as an off-duty life­guard also as­sisted in the res­cue, Bryce said.

All three kayak­ers were brought back to shore and were checked out by med­i­cal per­son­nel. The over­turned kayak was not re­cov­ered.

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