Thompson RCMP respond to drowning

July 30, 2020
Thompson, Manitoba

News release

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.


Contact information

RCMP Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |

File number: 2020-1057320

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