On June 4, 2021, at approximately 7:00 pm, Steinbach RCMP received a report of a possible drowning at Reynolds Pond, near Richer, Manitoba. Officers attended immediately and were told that a 24-year-old male from Steinbach was with two friends when he attempted to swim out to a little island approximately 100 yards from the shore, but decided to turn around. He went under the water on his way back, and one of his friends was able to get to the area and try to assist him. However, he did not resurface. Civilian boaters who were on scene when the male went under began searching. Officers searched the area, but the male was not located.
On June 5, 2021, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team attended to Reynolds Pond and, with the assistance of the RCMP underwater Remote Operated Vehicle and the males' friends providing information on the last point he was seen, the male was located deceased.