WINNIPEG — 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.
Winnipeg 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.
By Sarah Klein
WINNIPEG — The Forks is leading public consultations on the future of the Alexander Dock site on the city’s waterfront.
A 20-year vision called Go to the Waterfront will shape the former shipping and transportation hub for the city, which was originally built in 1929.
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.
Selkirk RCMP are considering the fire that destroyed the Paddlewheel Princess boat on Tuesday as suspicious.
Emergency crews were called to the Red River just north of Selkirk at around 6:40 a.m.
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.
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.
By The Canadian Press
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.
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.