Girl, 11, Missing in Assiniboine River

By Sarah Klein

RCMP are investigating after an 11-year-old girl went missing while swimming in the Assiniboine River Saturday night.

Officers with the Portage la Prairie detachment were dispatched at about 8 p.m. near Poplar Point. Police say a group of children were swimming at the time when one of them went under the water.

An initial search by emergency personnel and local residents could not locate the girl.

The RCMP underwater recovery team are scheduled to attend today to assess the conditions for an underwater search.

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