RCMP in Westman responded to two separate drownings over the past week.
On Thursday, July 15, 2021 officers were called to a possible drowning at Reston Lake just before 9:00 pm. When officers arrived they learned that a 39-year-old male from Canupawakpa had been swimming with family but had not followed them out of the water.
Firefighters, RCMP and the Manitoba First Nations Police Service searched the area for the male and after a few hours located the victim under water. He was brought to shore and pronounced dead.
On July 20, 2021 officers were called to a second drowning incident at Kenton Dam in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth.
Police say that witnesses saw a male swimming alone before leaving for a short while. When they returned about 30 minutes later they did not see the male but noticed his dog and vehicle were still at the scene.
Officers searched for several hours on land and in the water but were unable to locate the male. The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team arrived and using their Underwater remote operated vehicle they were able to locate the 52-year-old victim. He was brought to shore and pronounced dead.
© News4.ca 2021