Nova Scotia

Man drowns in Lunenburg County

A 51-year old Halifax area man is dead after he drowned Saturday at Hirtle Lake, Lunenburg County.

A 51-year old Halifax area man is dead after he drowned Saturday at Hirtle Lake, Lunenburg County.

Lunenburg County RCMP said the man died while swimming with friends at a cottage at about 3:15 p.m.

Sgt. Brigit Leger said he and another man were snorkelling at the time.

"My understanding is that they were returning from snorkeling and they just ended up with physical exhaustion," said Leger.

The other man was able to make it to shore to call for help.

An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.  

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