Swimming accident claims Port Hastings woman

PORT HOOD: Inverness District RCMP responded to a suspected drowning that claimed the life of an 82-year-old woman from Port Hastings.

At approximately 3:27 p.m. yesterday, the RCMP was called to Port Hood after kayakers came across a woman in the water who was found unresponsive. Attempts were made to resuscitate her but were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and the Port Hood Volunteer Fire Department also responded and assisted at the scene.