Manitoba Man’s Body Recovered from River After Falling Off Train Bridge

Manitoba Man’s Body Recovered from River After Falling Off Train Bridge

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The body of a 22-year-old man from Pinaymootang First Nation has been recovered after he fell off an old train bridge in Fairford, Manitoba.

The bridge, known to locals as “black bridge,” crosses the Fairford River.

RCMP say they received a report of the man falling off the bridge at around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

He was with his friends at the time when he fell into the water. Police say it was dark and the currents were strong.

RCMP, the local fire department and community volunteers conducted a search and the man’s body was found on November 1 approximately 4 kilometres downstream from where he had fallen into the Fairford River.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident, but no criminality is suspected.

An autopsy has yet to be completed.

Updated on Friday, November 2.

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