Tuesday, 10 October 2017 04:49

Divers recover man's body from McGreggor Lake

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A High River man's body was recovered from McGreggor Lake which is near Vulcan, on Oct. 9.


On Monday at 12:45 p.m., the body of a 27 year old male was recovered from McGreggor Lake.  The High River resident had gone missing following a boating accident on September 30, 2017. 
 
The recovery was made with the assistance of the Calgary Fire Aquatics Teams, Strathmore Fire Department, Vulcan County Fire Departments, Fish and Wildlife officers, Vulcan RCMP, EMS, and Vulcan Victim Services.  A number of local citizens also assisted in the search and recovery efforts throughout the week.
 
The Vulcan RCMP would like to thank and commend all of those who provided help and support during this tragic event.
 
The name of the victim is not being released.
On Oct. 1, Vulcan RCMP responded to a report of a missing boater on the McGregor Lake.
Four males were fishing on the lake when it capsized in rough conditions. One male was able to swim to shore and the two other males were picked up while swimming by a passing boater. The males were treated by EMS at the scene for hyperthermia but were not taken to hospital. The fourth male and the boat was not been located.
Search and rescue efforts immediately commenced after initial reporting. Police along with Fish and Wildlife officers, Vulcan County and Strathmore Fire and RCMP Air services searched the lake until light conditions halted efforts. Several boats and sonar were also utilized. 

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