Police Pull Body from Red River Near Alexander Docks

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police pulled a body from the Red River on Sunday, just days after a man was seen in the same body of water.

Divers were already at the Alexander Docks at around 1:30 p.m. when a vacationing Alberta man and his son came upon the discovery.

Police couldn’t say whether the body is that of a man who went under Friday afternoon. He is presumed drowned.

An off-duty police officer and the operator of a water taxi attempted to rescue the man near the Provencher Bridge, but were unsuccessful. During the rescue, the captain of the boat had a heart attack and needed medical attention of his own. He’s currently recovering at the St. Boniface Hospital.

The homicide unit is now investigating and no further details have been released.

— Staff


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