Jul 24, 2023
By Kathy Hyde
R-C-M-P in Nova Scotia say they’ve found the body of a missing man and what they believe are the remains of a second person swept away in massive flooding that hit the province over the weekend.
According to Sergeant Rob Frizzell, “Officers recovered the body of a 52-year-old man in a search area northwest of Halifax, while the second person’s remains were found in the neighbouring county.”
Frizzell says police are working with the medical examiner to identify the remains, but investigators have reason to believe they belong to one of the other three people missing.
At least four people were reported missing, two of them children, when the cars they were in became submerged in water northwest of Halifax on Saturday.
A series of thunderstorms dumped up to 250 millimetres of rain on several parts of the province over the weekend, washing out roads and bridges, and causing widespread damage.