Divers Search the Water at Birds Hill Park After Bubbles Spotted

Divers Search the Water at Birds Hill Park After Bubbles Spotted

Birds Hill Park Emergency
Rescuers line the beach at Birds Hill Provincial Park on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. (NATHAN LIEWICKI / TWITTER)

Divers entered the lake at Birds Hill Provincial Park for a “precautionary search” on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency crews arrived at the beach at around noon. The STARS air ambulance was also called in, along with the Oakbank fire department.

A tweet by the Manitoba government said bubbles were spotted, but no one was reported missing.

The swimming area was completely cleared of beach-goers and a path on the beach was opened to allow for emergency personnel easy access to the water.

Emergency crews searched the area with nets before linking arms and walking in a line.

Officials also canvassed the campground to ensure all campers were accounted for.

Shortly before 4 p.m., the government said a grid search had been completed and RCMP would sweep the lake before concluding the search.

The search was called off at around 6 p.m.

Updated at 6:21 p.m.


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