Five people were injured after a boating accident in the Bedford Basin overnight.
Halifax Regional Police say just after midnight they received several calls of a loud accident on the basin and several people yelling for help.
Police and fire rushed to the scene and found the accident site several hundred meters off shore and in line with the 600 block of the Bedford Highway.
Two women and one man were still on board the boat, while two other men were in the water swimming to shore.
The men swimming made it to shore, while the Coast Guard rescued the three people on the boat.
Police believe the 31-foot fibreglass boat struck a buoy in the water. It was towed to shore and moored at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
One of the female victims has been treated and released from hospital. The other four people remain in hospital with injuries described as serious, but non-life threatening.