Man dies after being pulled from water in Glace Bay

Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating after a man was pulled from the water near Big Glace Bay Lake on Wednesday afternoon.  (Tom Ayers/CBC - image credit)
Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating after a man was pulled from the water near Big Glace Bay Lake on Wednesday afternoon. (Tom Ayers/CBC - image credit)

A man has died after he was discovered in water beside a partially submerged vehicle in Glace Bay, N.S., on Wednesday afternoon.

Police and firefighters were called to a property near Lake Road, which runs along Big Glace Bay Lake, at around 2:30 p.m. local time.

Chris March, deputy fire chief with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, said the incident took place near a property that once housed a heavy water treatment plant.

Firefighters from the Glace Bay and Tower Road stations worked to pull the man from the water. He was described as being unresponsive.

On Thursday morning, Cape Breton Regional Police said the man was pronounced dead in hospital. They described him as a 22-year-old resident of Glace Bay.

"It was just the involvement of one vehicle, I believe, but as to how it ended up in the water — there's no information at this point," said March.

March did not have any further details on what happened, but said work is underway to remove the vehicle from the water.

Members of the service's traffic safety and forensic identification units are investigating. Police said the vehicle has been seized and a mechanical inspection will be conducted.

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