Sylvan Lake RCMP Investigate a Fatal Boating Accident

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a request for assistance in locating a missing boater on Sylvan Lake.

On June 15th, 2016 shortly before 6 p.m.,Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a request for assistance in locating a missing boater on Sylvan Lake.

A male had rented a boat in Sylvan Lake just prior to noon and was last observed alive at 3:15 p.m. by an employee of the boat rental company. At 4:50 p.m. an employee found the boat abandoned on the north remote shore of Sylvan Lake.

An immediate search of the lake was conducted by the RCMP utilizing the RCMP boat. Within a short period of time the missing boater was located in the water in a remote location. The boater was pulled from the lake by members of the RCMP to a location suitable for EMS to perform life saving efforts. These attempts were unsuccessful and the victim, a 70 year old male from Alberta was pronounced deceased at the scene. The family has been advised.

The RCMP are assisting the Medical Examiners Officer in Calgary as to the cause of this event. At this time, the event is not believed to be suspicious.