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Man Presumed Drowned on Clear Lake

June 13, 2011 11:59 AM | News

A 42-year-old man is presumed drowned in Riding Mountain National Park after his canoe capsized on Sunday.

RCMP received a report Sunday morning that the boat had capsized near the northwest shore on Clear Lake.

Two brothers from the Keeseekoowenin First Nation Community were on board at the time, when their watercraft was taken over by high waves.

A 51-year-old man was able to hang on and was rescued by a nearby fisherman. His younger brother could not be found.

Wasagaming RCMP and other local emergency departments are continuing their search today on both the water and shore, but are now treating the operation as a recovery mission.

UPDATE: The man’s body was located on the northwest shore at about 2:40 p.m.