Nova Scotia

Boy, 15, suffers life-threatening injuries after collision on Halifax harbour

A 15-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries after a collision on Halifax harbour between two personal watercraft.

Teen was operating watercraft when the incident happened

Halifax police say a collision between two personal watercraft happened near the Macdonald Bridge on Friday. (Robert Short/CBC)

A 15-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries after a collision on Halifax harbour between two personal watercraft.

At 7:17 p.m. on Friday, Halifax Regional Police received a 911 call for two personal watercraft colliding near the Macdonald Bridge, according to a release. The boy is the only reported injured person.

No details have been released about the models of watercraft involved in the incident.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax was notified and vessels were dispatched to assist at the scene. 

Another personal watercraft was used to rescue the injured boy. He was taken to paramedics waiting on the Dartmouth waterfront.

The boy was then transported to hospital.

As of Saturday morning, police said it is unknown whether charges are pending. The investigation is in the early stages.

Police are asking anyone with information to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-8477.

Clarifications

  • A previous version of this story stated the boy was 16. Halifax Regional Police later clarified that he is 15.
    Jun 27, 2020 5:49 PM AT

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