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Body of Missing Teen Recovered from Red River

Body of Missing Teen Recovered from Red River

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — The body of a missing 16-year-old boy has been recovered from the Red River.

Jeremy Malish David was seen entering the river near the Redwood Bridge on Thursday, where witnesses says he swam halfway across before disappearing.

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Boy Missing After Seen Swimming in Red River: Police

Boy Missing After Seen Swimming in Red River: Police

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are scouring the Red River nearly two days after a male youth was reported to be swimming in the water.

Witnesses told police the boy entered the river just north of the Redwood Bridge at around 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday. It was reported that the boy swam half way across the river before disappearing.

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Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Selkirk Mower Accident
Emergency crews pull a man from the Red River in Selkirk, Manitoba on Friday, May 26, 2017 after the riding lawn mower he was operating fell down an embankment. (THE SELKIRK RECORD / SUBMITTED)

A 66-year-old Selkirk man is lucky to be alive after falling approximately 35 feet down an embankment into the Red River on Friday.

The man was operating a riding lawn mower at the time when it fell off the edge of his property and into the water.

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Assiniboine River Crests in Portage la Prairie

Assiniboine River Crests in Portage la Prairie

Portage Spillway
The Portage Spillway, as seen on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Flood Update
Lee Spencer, assistant deputy minister of Emergency Measures Organization, and Doug McMahon, assistant deputy minister of water management, provide an update on Manitoba’s flood situation, Friday, April 13, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine River crested at Portage la Prairie on Friday.

Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports flows at an estimated 38,600 cfs. Crews at the Portage Diversion have completed preparations for emergency flows above 25,000 cfs.

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Red River Crests in Winnipeg at 19.4 Feet

Red River Crests in Winnipeg at 19.4 Feet

Red River Floodway
The Red River Floodway gates were raised on Friday, March 31, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Red River has crested in Winnipeg at 19.4 feet as water levels around the city begin to subside.

In its latest flood bulletin, Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre says the James Avenue pumping station reading would have been five feet higher if it had not been for the operation of the Red River Floodway. The floodway gates were opened on March 31.

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Floodwater Starts to Subside in Manitoba But Not Out of the Woods Yet: Officials

Floodwater Starts to Subside in Manitoba But Not Out of the Woods Yet: Officials

By The Canadian Press

Westbourne Flooding
A water-logged ditch and culverts on Highway 16 just west of Westbourne, Manitoba on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

CARMAN, Man. – Some of the floodwater that prompted states of emergencies and evacuations in small Manitoba communities is starting to subside, although officials say the danger is not over yet.

Rising water from the spring melt over the weekend forced dozens of people from the Peguis First Nation along the Fisher River north of Winnipeg.

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Ramp Construction Underway in Morris as River Rises

Ramp Construction Underway in Morris as River Rises

Morris River
The Morris River as seen from Highway 75 on Friday, April 12, 2013. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Much of southern Manitoba is experiencing overland flooding as ice jams occur on major rivers and smaller tributaries.

A ramp is being constructed by the province at the north end of Morris to maintain travel through the community on Highway 75, which is expected to remain open.

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