Search suspended for swimmer missing in Annapolis River

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Search suspended for swimmer missing in Annapolis River
Two boats scour either side of the Annaopolis River near Middleton, N.S., on Sunday in search of a 25-year-old woman who went missing while swimming on Saturday afternoon. (Submitted by Ian Swinamer - image credit)
Two boats scour either side of the Annaopolis River near Middleton, N.S., on Sunday in search of a 25-year-old woman who went missing while swimming on Saturday afternoon. (Submitted by Ian Swinamer - image credit)

The search for a swimmer who went missing in a river in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley was suspended Sunday afternoon.

A 25-year-old woman was swimming from a dock with another woman on the Annapolis River near Middleton, N.S., just before 3 p.m. AT Saturday when both encountered difficulty with the current.

One woman made it safely to the dock and called 911, while the other woman was swept downstream.

"Shortly after 4 p.m. we suspended our search due mainly to the conditions, visibility in the water, also the wind," said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Joyce. "We are going to reassess what our options may be at first light in the morning."

A search was launched Saturday afternoon, but was discontinued after dusk. It resumed Sunday morning with two inflatable boats taking part.

Submitted by Ian Swinamer
Submitted by Ian Swinamer

The Annapolis River spans roughly 100 kilometres and empties into the Annapolis Basin, a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy.

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