Nova Scotia

Five swimmers in distress rescued near New Glasgow

Five swimmers — the oldest one 86 years old — are safe after being pulled out into deep water by the outgoing current off Black Point near New Glasgow on Wednesday afternoon.

Swimmers pulled out by currents on Wednesday afternoon

Five swimmers — the oldest one 86 years old — are safe after being pulled out into deep water by the outgoing current off Black Point near New Glasgow on Wednesday afternoon.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax got a call at approximately 5:35 p.m. about distressed swimmers off the shoreline and responded along with RCMP and members of the Little Harbour Fire Department.

Two of the swimmers were rescued by people kayaking in the area, while people in the area were able to get floatation devices to help the remaining three swimmers.

The three swimmers — between the ages of 48 and 86 — were able to hold on until the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre rescue boat arrived and took them back to shore.

The swimmers are believed to be from the local area and Montreal.

No one was injured.

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