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Police in Nova Scotia say a man has died following a personal watercraft incident on Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton.

RCMP say they responded to Beinn Bhreagh on Saturday afternoon, and learned a man was driving a watercraft with a passenger about a kilometre away from shore.

Mounties say the passenger was able to swim to shore and call for help, while the driver stayed near the watercraft.

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They say both men were wearing life-jackets when the watercraft flipped.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre teams, along with other search-and-rescue teams in the area, were called to help look for the driver on Saturday night.

The 24-year-old man’s body was recovered just after 8 a.m. Sunday near Ross Ferry where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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