Man Goes Missing Trying to Retrieve Boat on Winnipeg River

Man Goes Missing Trying to Retrieve Boat on Winnipeg River

RCMP Logo VehicleA man trying to retrieve a boat that had blown away from the shoreline of Strawberry Island is the subject of a search on the Winnipeg River.

RCMP say the 38-year-old Fisher Branch man tried to swim out to the boat in Whiteshell Provincial Park on Monday afternoon, but never returned.

“Navigating a boat north on the Winnipeg River to reach the remote site is not possible due to low water levels along that part of the river system,” said Corporal Chad Yerex, Lac Du Bonnet RCMP detachment commander.

“We went up in a helicopter with (Manitoba) Sustainable Development to do an aerial search. More officers have flown to a campsite near Strawberry Island and are using local boats to search the waterways.”

RCMP are continuing their search.

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