Nova Scotia

Search suspended for swimmer missing in Annapolis River

The search for a swimmer who went missing in a river in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley was suspended Sunday afternoon.

25-year-old woman encountered difficulty with the current Saturday

Annapolis River rescue efforts

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Video submitted by by Ian Swinamer 1:07

The search for a swimmer who went missing in a river in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley was suspended Sunday afternoon.

A 25-year-old woman was swimming from a dock with another woman on the Annapolis River near Middleton, N.S., just before 3 p.m. AT Saturday when both encountered difficulty with the current.

One woman made it safely to the dock and called 911, while the other woman was swept downstream.

"Shortly after 4 p.m. we suspended our search due mainly to the conditions, visibility in the water, also the wind," said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Joyce. "We are going to reassess what our options may be at first light in the morning."

A search was launched Saturday afternoon, but was discontinued after dusk. It resumed Sunday morning with two inflatable boats taking part.

Two boats scour either side of the Annaopolis River near Middleton, N.S., on Sunday in search of a 25-year-old woman who went missing while swimming on Saturday afternoon. (Submitted by Ian Swinamer)

The Annapolis River spans roughly 100 kilometres and empties into the Annapolis Basin, a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy.

With files from Melissa Friedman

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