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Young man in Nova Scotia drowns after jumping into popular water falls

The RCMP say the 19-year-old didn't come back up to the surface and was later found dead.

The RCMP.

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The RCMP.

Police in Nova Scotia are investigating a drowning.

The RCMP in Pictou County say around 3:30 p.m. Friday, a man jumped into the water at Park Falls, in the community of Sutherlands River, and didn’t return to the surface.

An underway RCMP recovery team was on scene Friday evening, along with two local fire departments.

Around 9 p.m. police say they recovered the body of the 19-year-old man. 

"Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends at this difficult time," a police statement said.  

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