Vehicle and body recovered from LaHave River after search by RCMP divers – Halifax

Police in Bridgewater, NS, said a body was recovered from a vehicle that plunged into the Lahave River on Sunday morning.

Members of the RCMP underwater recovery team were searching the waters near the old Bridgewater port on Tuesday.

“At this point in the investigation, police are unable to provide additional information or speculate as to the cause of death of the individual found inside the vehicle,” said a Bridgewater Police Service release.

“The body will be turned over to the Nova Scotia coroner tonight for autopsy.”

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Police first responded Sunday when a vehicle was reportedly found “in the process of being submerged” in water, along with a water rescue boat from the Northfield District Fire Department and Bridgewater Fire Department.

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Police said it was unclear if anyone was in the car at the time.

Police said they would need specially trained underwater recovery personnel “given the nature of the incident.”

The Nova Scotia RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, along with personnel from New Brunswick’s J Division, arrived Tuesday to conduct the search.

“There is one underwater recovery team based in Nova Scotia, and that team will rely on interstate coordination and support, as in today’s case, to coordinate recovery, depending on staff availability and operational priorities. and dives can be planned and safely carried out during survey work,” said the release.

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