Swimming fatality

A Sydney man is dead after experiencing medical distress while swimming at Port Hood Beach Saturday.

Paul D’Eon, director of the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service, told CBC the man was swimming with his wife when two lifeguards saw them in trouble. They swam out and with much difficulty got them into shore…but the man had stopped struggling before then. They gave him oxygen and used a difbrillator, but the 59 year old man was declared dead at the scene.