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2 people taken to hospital after boat sinks on Annapolis River

A fire chief in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley says two people were taken to hospital after a boat sank in the Annapolis River on Monday evening.

Annapolis Royal Volunteer Fire Department Chief Andrew Cranton said they were called to an area about four kilometres east of the Annapolis causeway in Granville Centre around 5:30 p.m.

Cranton said four people were on a pleasure cruise when something went wrong and the boat sank. 

He said two people were found on the shore, but two people were still missing.

Cranton said a search was launched that included zodiac boats, a helicopter and a number of local volunteer fire departments.

The third boater was found about an hour later, and the fourth boater was found around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Cranton said they were hypothermic from being in the cold water and were both taken to hospital. He was not sure of their condition Tuesday morning.

The Annapolis River begins near the community of Aylesford and flows southwest for roughly 120 kilometres to its mouth near Clementsport, where it empties into the Annapolis Basin.

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