On July 29, 2020, at approximately 11:20 am, Thompson RCMP received a report of a possible drowning in the city on the Burntwood River near the Miles Hart Bridge.
The initial investigation has determined that a group of people were on the shore of the river and began to swim. A 30-year-old male began struggling to swim and multiple bystanders pulled him out of the water.
RCMP and emergency services arrived and resuscitation attempts were started. The 30-year-old male, originally from Split Lake, was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
RCMP continue to investigate.