Nova Scotia

Man, 72, dies after fishing at Dollar Lake

A 72-year-old man has died after he didn’t return from fishing at Dollar Lake provincial park on Saturday.

The body was recovered on Sunday morning

A 72-year-old man has died after he didn't return from fishing at Dollar Lake Provincial Park on Saturday.

RCMP received a call around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday after the man didn't return home, said RCMP Cpl. Lisa Croteau.

The Lower Sackville man's truck was parked at the boat launch. 

Halifax District RCMP, Department of Lands and Forestry, Nova Scotia Environment conservation officers, Department of Fisheries and Ocean, Halifax ground search and rescue, as well as Cooks Brook and Middle Musquodoboit fire departments responded to the call. 

Crews did not find anything after an initial search, police said. 

Ground search and rescue later recovered the body from the water early on Sunday morning around 1:47 a.m. The man appeared to be wearing a flotation suit. 

An autopsy will be conducted and the investigation is ongoing.

Dollar Lake is 22 kilometres from Halifax Stanfield International Airport.