In a tragic incident, a 31-year-old man who was reported missing in Gold River is now believed to have been swept out to sea. The incident unfolded on July 24 around 6:30 p.m., when Lunenburg District RCMP received a distress call about a missing swimmer in the Gold River area.
According to authorities, the man had been tubing with two others on Gold River when an unfortunate accident occurred. His tube capsized and he was last seen drifting down the river, unable to reach safety.
The ensuing hours saw a massive and coordinated search operation launched by Lunenburg District RCMP, with the assistance of various emergency services. RCMP Air Services, RCMP Police Dog Services, the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, the Chester Volunteer Fire Department, the Western Shore Fire Department, and ground search and rescue teams from multiple jurisdictions rallied together to find the missing man.
In light of this unfortunate development, search operations have been concluded, and authorities now presume that the man has been swept out to sea. The file will remain open, and authorities have said they would undertake new search activities if any further information comes to light.