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One useless, two lacking in boating accident south of Canmore


Canmore RCMP obtained a name for a report of a drowning within the Spray Lakes campground space in Spray Valley Provincial Park

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One individual has died and two others had been lacking after a ship capsized in a reservoir south of Canmore on Sunday morning.

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Canmore RCMP obtained a name at round 2 p.m. on Sunday for a report of a drowning within the Spray Lakes campground space in Spray Valley Provincial Park. In line with RCMP Cpl. Susan Richter, there have been 4 individuals in a ship on the Spray Lakes Reservoir when it capsized someday after 10 a.m.

One of many individuals on the boat was in a position to self-rescue; nonetheless, one has been confirmed useless and the opposite two stay unaccounted for.

A search is underway for the 2 by Kananaskis Emergency Providers, Alberta Conservation officers and RCMP. These concerned within the search are utilizing boats and a helicopter, in addition to different sources.

Victims companies are additionally on scene, as the one who is accounted for is in extreme shock, mentioned Richter.

“One issue of this incident is that this occurred in a distant space, with out cellphone or radio reception,” mentioned Richter. “This occurred round 10 or 11 a.m. and emergency crews had been dispatched at 2 p.m. And it doesn’t sound like there have been individuals round to assist.”

The reservoir is about 25 kilometres south of Canmore.

Emergency crews deliberate to go looking into the night for the 2 lacking individuals. The RCMP’s underwater dive group can be consulted on Monday morning if the 2 aren’t discovered by then.

Details about the occupants of the boat was not launched Sunday, pending their identification and notification of subsequent of kin, RCMP mentioned in a information launch.

sbabych@postmedia.com
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