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67-year-old Manitoba man dead after drowning while fishing

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: July 8, 2020 17:21

Accident took place on Lake of the Woods near Buffalo Point First Nation

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A 67-year-old man, from the R.M. of Morris, is dead after drowning in Lake of the Woods near Buffalo Point First Nation on Monday (July 6).

Just before 6:00pm, RCMP say the man, who was not wearing a life jacket, was out fishing with two other men, aged 59 and 74, when he fell out of the boat after attempting to grab a fish from the water. 

The 59-year-old man jumped into the water when he noticed the man having trouble in the water. The two of them eventually managed to pull the 67-year-old out of the water.

Once on shore, medical assistance was provided until EMS arrived who later pronounced him deceased.

Sprague RCMP along with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner continue to investigate.


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