Man Missing After Strong Winds Capsize Boat

By Brian Schultz

One man from Sandy Bay First Nation was rescued Monday night and a second is missing after their boat capsized on Lake Manitoba.

Rescue crews found the 22-year-old man just after 8 p.m. near Langruth, Manitoba. He was able to make it to shore, and was taken to hospital in Portage la Prairie. However, a 25-year-old man didn’t turn up.

A Hercules aircraft from CFB Winnipeg was dispatched at the request of CFB Trenton to assist in the rescue, along with a boat from the Ebb and Flow First Nation Fire Department. Current efforts have officials patrolling the waterfront near Road 95 and 96 leading to the lake in the Amaranth and Langruth area to locate the second boater.

UPDATE: Thursday, May 24 — The body of the 22-year-old man was located by family on May 23 about 11 kilometres away from where the boat capsized. An autopsy is scheduled today in Winnipeg.

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