Sprague RCMP respond to drowning in Lake of the Woods

July 8, 2020
Buffalo Point First Nation, Manitoba

News release

On July 6, 2020, at 5:45 pm, Sprague RCMP received a report of a possible drowning in Lake of the Woods near the Buffalo Point First Nation.

Officers were advised that a 67-year-old male, from the RM of Morris, was fishing out on the lake with two other males, a 74-year-old and 59-year-old, when he attempted to retrieve a fish from the water and fell out of the boat. The 67-year-old male, who was not wearing a life jacket, immediately began having difficulty in the water. The 59-year-old dove into the water to assist and after a short period of time, the two managed to remove him from the water where they returned to shore.

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

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


Contact information

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File number: 2020-916995

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