Woman rescued after being swept from rocks at famous N.S. tourist attraction

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PEGGY'S COVE, N.S. - A woman was rescued after being swept into the ocean near one of Nova Scotia's most famous tourist attractions Tuesday.
RCMP Cpl. Joe Taplin said it appeared the woman was standing too close to the water near the Peggy's Cove lighthouse when she was swept in.
Taplin said rescuers were able to throw a life-preserver to the woman, who was in the water for about 12 minutes before being pulled ashore.
Paul Maynard of Emergency Health Services said the 30-year-old suffered mild hypothermia, but was released after being checked out by paramedics.
"She was on shore when we got there and we gave her an assessment and she was fine, so a lucky one," said Maynard.
The area's rocks are known for their potential danger because of rogue waves that often crash over them.
Visitors have been killed in the past after standing too close to the edge.
Taplin said as a result, a group of fishermen at the cove have a well-established rescue unit on site.
"The fishermen there are very quick to react and assist any time they can," said Taplin. "They're quite capable."

Organizations: RCMP, Emergency Health Services

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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