PEGGY'S COVE, N.S. - Police in Nova Scotia have confirmed a woman has drowned near Peggys Cove.

Emergency workers responded to reports that a woman was struggling in the water Sunday afternoon.

Halifax Fire and Emergency says local fishermen brought her to shore where rescuers attempted CPR.

RCMP say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The owner of Peggys Cove Boat Tours says a purse containing Quebec identification was recovered where the woman was reportedly standing.

The Nova Scotia government announced plans to install barriers and safety signs at the East Coast landmark in March.

The measures come from recommendations made by a team of community members and local organizations after one man died and another was rescued in the chilly waters off the rocks last year.