3 men dead following drowning incident on Churchill River: Leaf Rapids RCMP investigate

Three men have died following a drowning incident on Churchill River at a remote fishing cabin, near Leaf Rapids, Man.

On Friday, The men were on the dock when one of them fell into the water.

The other two jumped into the water to help but also began struggling. Other people nearby pulled them to shore, police say. One man died at the scene and the other was given first aid but later died.

The third man was not found at the time, but on Sunday the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team found his body.

They were 49, 51, and 54 years-old and were from the O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation.

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Leaf Rapids RCMP continues to investigate.

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3 men dead following drowning incident on Churchill River: Leaf Rapids RCMP investigate

Three men have died following a drowning incident on Churchill River at a remote fishing cabin, near Leaf Rapids, Man.

On Friday, The men were on the dock when one of them fell into the water.

The other two jumped into the water to help but also began struggling. Other people nearby pulled them to shore, police say. One man died at the scene and the other was given first aid but later died.

The third man was not found at the time, but on Sunday the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team found his body.

They were 49, 51, and 54 years-old and were from the O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation.

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Leaf Rapids RCMP continues to investigate.

Click to play video: 'Concerns around water safety in Manitoba'

Concerns around water safety in Manitoba

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