Multi-Agency response results in rescue of woman in medical distress

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ANTIGONISH – Co-operation between multiple agencies in Antigonish County has resulted in the successful rescue of a woman in distress.

On August 17 at 5:19 p.m., Antigonish District RCMP received a report of a woman in medical distress near Aulds Cove. Further investigation revealed that the woman had been kayaking, and could be located on an island off the shore of Havre Boucher.

RCMP officers and members of the Havre Boucher Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Havre Boucher Wharf, and with the assistance of a volunteer with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, a rescue team was deployed.

The woman was located and provided emergency medical care by RCMP officers and firefighters. She was then transported back to shore, where EHS was waiting to provide further medical treatment, and transport to St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish.