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Man facing several charges after boat runs aground in HRM

Halifax Regional Police
Halifax Regional Police

SANDY COVE, NS - Around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday (Aug 12) Halifax Police West Division members and a Coast Guard cutter went to Sandy Cove, where the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre reported a 20-foot Cape Islander had run aground.  

The boat was marooned on the rocky shoreline, and it was determined that all give people who had been on the craft had made it safely to shore and were accounted for. All were checked and cleared by EHS.

As a result of the incident, a 39-year-old Halifax man who is alleged to have been operating the vessel faces charges of impaired operation of a vessel, failing the breathalyzer, assault, and uttering threats. The assault and threats are alleged to have occurred before the boat ran aground.

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