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Man rescued after falling from Nova Scotia fishing boat

March 3, 2014, Port Mouton, N.S. – Police say a 40-year-old man has been airlifted to Halifax after falling overboard from a fishing boat off southwestern Nova Scotia.

March 3, 2014
By The Canadian Press

March 3, 2014, Port Mouton, N.S. – Police say a 40-year-old man has been airlifted to Halifax after falling overboard from a fishing boat off southwestern Nova Scotia.

The RCMP and the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre responded today just after 8 a.m. to a call that a man was in the water off the shores of Port Mouton.

The Mounties say the boat's crew managed to get him out and took him to a wharf in Central Port Mouton.

He was then airlifted by a military rescue helicopter to Canadian Forces Base Shearwater, where he was taken by paramedics to a hospital.

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The RCMP say he is in critical condition.

The matter is under investigation.


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