UPDATED: RCMP and fire departments respond to possible drowning on Sylvan Lake

RCMP say they are actively searching for a man in his 20s with boats on the lake

UPDATED

The search for a male who is the likely victim of drowning has been suspended as of 9 p.m. due to lighting conditions

RCMP, Red Deer County Fire Department, Sylvan Lake Fire Department, and Fish and Wildlife will be back on the water early morning, Aug. 22, to continue the search.

A press release from the RCMP states two adult males were knocked off their inner tubes by a wave.

One male was helped out of the water by other citizens who were close by on a dinghy, but they were unable to locate the second male.

An occupant of the dinghy, a child, then swam to shore for help.

“At no time were any children needing rescue,” says the release.

Several bystanders offered assistance on the water to locate the male and the RCMP appreciate the effort of all involved.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a possible drowning Wednesday afternoon.

At 3:35 p.m. RCMP were alerted to a man in his early 20s possibly drowning.

A press release from the RCMP say the man fell into the water while on an inner tube and did not resurface.

Searches have been conducted for the man by Sylvan Lake RCMP, Sylvan Lake Fire Department and Red Deer County Fire Department.

RCMP say a helicopter has also been deployed to aide in the search.

As of publishing, the man has not yet been found.

RCMP say crews are still actively searching for the man, with boats still on the water.

More information to come as it is made available.

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