Nova Scotia

Quebec woman who died at Peggys Cove travelled alone, RCMP say

RCMP say the 46-year-old Quebec woman who died on Sunday was in Peggys Cove, N.S., alone and they don't suspect foul play.

Woman was seen near the water, but it's not known how she got into trouble

A woman drowned in Peggys Cove, N.S., on Sunday, but it's unclear how she ended up in the ocean. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)

RCMP say the 46-year-old Quebec woman who died on Sunday was in Peggys Cove, N.S., alone and they don't suspect foul play.

"The woman was believed to have been alone at the time she was at Peggys Cove and there is no information to suggest she was part of a tour group," Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said Monday.

Clarke said police continue to investigate the death and "are not ruling out any causes or circumstances."

RCMP say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. They have not released her name. 

The owner of Peggys Cove Boat Tours says the woman's purse was recovered where she was reportedly standing before she went into the water. 

Peter Richardson told CBC that help came quickly, but it wasn't enough.

"Nobody saw how she fell. There's a couple of people here that were standing close to her, but they saw her one minute and the next minute, she was in the water," he said on Sunday. 

Halifax Fire and Emergency says local fishermen brought her to shore, where rescuers attempted CPR.

"It's my understanding that the female was located by a fishing boat and the remains were brought to the government wharf by the fishing boat," Peter Andrews, a division commander for Halifax Fire, told CBC.

with files from Shaina Luck, the Canadian Press

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