Man dies while swimming in Halifax-area lake, police say

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Police say a man who was swimming in a Nova Scotia lake Saturday became distressed and went under. His body was located early Sunday. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC - image credit)
Police say a man who was swimming in a Nova Scotia lake Saturday became distressed and went under. His body was located early Sunday. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC - image credit)

Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man they say died while swimming in Three Mile Lake in Windsor Junction, N.S., Saturday night.

Emergency crews responded to a call at about 9 p.m. of a drowning, the RCMP said a news release Sunday.

"The man was located in the water at 1:48 a.m. today by Halifax Ground Search and Rescue using side scanning sonar and pronounced deceased at the scene," the release said.

RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Joyce said the man was not alone at the lake, adding that the person who notified police was with the man when he went into the water.

Police learned at the scene that the man went into the water to retrieve an object, Joyce said.

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