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Quebec Man Drowns at Clear Lake

October 16, 2009 9:23 AM | News

RCMPA man has drowned as the result of a boating accident at Clear Lake.

Wasagaming RCMP responded to a call Thursday night at around 9:15 p.m. of a possible drowning by the north shore of the lake.

Two hunters had been hunting and shot two moose. The animals were tied to a canoe to enable transport back to their camp via the lake. As they made their way and got close to the north shore, it is believed that one hunter lost his balance, causing the canoe to capsize and both men entered the frigid water.

One of the hunters — a 33-year-old man from Oakburn, Manitoba — made it to shore safely. The second hunter — a 51-year-old man from Quebec — did not respond to CPR after being pulled unconscious from the water. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol and foul play is not suspected. An autopsy has been scheduled in Brandon today.