RCMP called to possible drowning at Chestermere Lake

The RCMP said its officers were called to a possible drowning at Chestermere Lake at about 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

Police said they were told a man did not resurface after going underwater in the lake east of Calgary. They said he was seen struggling in the water before that.

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According to the RCMP, the missing man was with another person either swimming or paddleboarding in the lake when they “ran into some trouble.”

One of them was able to get to shore, thanks to help from other people at the scene. He was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons.

In addition to Mounties, members of Chestermere Fire Services were called to the scene.

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An ambulance was seen parked by the lake.

Chestermere is located about 20 kilometres east of Calgary.

More to come…

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