A man is facing multiple charges after a boat he was allegedly operating ran aground in Sandy Cove near Sambro, N.S., just a a few kilometres from Crystal Crescent Beach, according to the Halifax Regional Police.
Police and a Coast Guard ship were called to the area around 10:30 p.m. Saturday after it was reported that a six-metre Cape Islander boat had run aground. Cape Islanders are commonly used for lobster fishing.
The people who were aboard the boat had abandoned it. There was concern that all the people who had been on the vessel weren't accounted for.
Police found the boat marooned on the rocky shore.
Eventually they determined that all five people who had been on the boat made it safely to shore. The boaters weren't hurt and were examined by paramedics and released.
After further investigation a 39-year-old Halifax man will face charges, said police.
He's facing charges of impaired operation of a vessel, failing a breathalyzer, assault and uttering threats. The assault and threats allegedly occurred prior to the ship running aground.
Police didn't release any further information about the assault, the threats or any injuries that may have resulted.