Two men have been pulled from the waters around Peggy’s Cove, southwest of Halifax, after slipping off the rocks earlier Monday evening.
Emergency services responded to a 911 call shortly after 8 p.m. AT.
RCMP say they, along with Halifax Regional Fire and Rescue, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and Coast Guard were called to the scene.
Boats and aircraft were involved in the rescue mission.
Fire crews remain on scene of a water rescue at Peggys Cove. I’m offline at the moment and unable to provide regular updates. Stations 55, 54, 52, and 58 on scene. Will post more information when available. https://t.co/PJXISNF9fU— Halifax Fire News (@HRMFireNews) April 12, 2022
RCMP Cpl. Adam Jackson says paramedics were examining the pair, but their condition is unknown.
The red-and-white lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove and nearby fishing village attracted more than 700,000 visitors in 2018, but rogue waves have been known to sweep onlookers into the cold, turbulent water.