Man Presumed Drowned After Boat Capsizes on Red River

Man Presumed Drowned After Boat Capsizes on Red River

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A 24-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving after a boat capsized on the Red River late Friday.

Police say the watercraft was in the area of the Chief Peguis Trail Bridge at around 11:15 p.m. when it went under. Three men on board were able to make it to shore safely, while one was unaccounted for.

Two men were taken to hospital in stable condition, while the other was listed in unstable condition.

Air 1, ground officers and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service searched the area from the Chief Peguis Trail Bridge to Lockport, Manitoba, but couldn’t locate the missing man or the boat.

The operator of the boat was taken into custody and also faces charges of impaired driving causing death and causing death by criminal negligence. He was released on a promise to appear.

Police are asking anyone who may have had contact with the men near the docks around The Forks earlier in the evening to contact them. They are also asking anyone who may have video footage of the boat on the water before the accident to call them at (204) 986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

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