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Sylvan Lake RCMP Respond to Possible Drowning – UPDATE

UPDATE #2

Sylvan Lake, Alta. – At 6:35 p.m. August 22nd, the body of the 19-year-old male was located and recovered from the lake. The male was located in close proximity to the location identified as the last known point of sight.

The RCMP extends a thank you to all the agencies and citizens who provided support during this search.   Family, friends and members of the public have been deeply affected by this tragic event.

There is no further update anticipated.

Update #1

Sylvan Lake, Alta. – This morning the RCMP worked with partner agencies searching the lake for the male.  Efforts included the RCMP, Sylvan Lake Fire Department, Red Deer County Search and Rescue and Alberta Environment and Parks. 

The RCMP recovered the objects that the males were on – they were not inner tubes, but rather they were objects similar to round inflatables.

Today’s search included the use of underwater cameras, boat/shore searches and sonar. 

The Central Alberta Rescue Diving Society, Underwater Recovery Team will be assisting in the search late this afternoon.

Efforts will continue into this evening, as weather permits.

Sylvan Lake, Alta. – This afternoon at 3:35 p.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to Sylvan Lake for a report of a possible drowning.

A male in his early 20’s fell into the water while on an inner tube and did not resurface.

RCMP with Sylvan Lake and Red Deer County Fire Departments have been conducting searches but the male has not been located.  The RCMP helicopter has also been deployed.

Boats remain on the lake with people actively searching.  There is no further information available at this time.

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