At approximately 4:30 p.m. on August 16, 2017, Bonavista RCMP were dispatched to a call of a missing swimmer at Barbour Pond near Keels. The fire department and ambulance also responded to the call.
Four adults had been swimming and were returning to shore when one of the swimmers, a 78-year-old man, went under water.
RCMP and Ground Search and Rescue volunteers searched the area, however the man was not located. The search will begin again this morning and will include the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team.