Medicine Hat, Alberta – The Medicine Hat Police Service has investigated the concern that an unknown male may have fallen into the South Saskatchewan river. At this point, investigators have serious concerns over the legitimacy of the complaint. The lack of physical evidence, in conjunction with inconsistencies in the witness statements lead police to the conclusion that the events as described by the witness did not occur.
The MHPS would like to thank the members of the RCMP, Southeast Alberta Search and Rescue and Medicine Hat Fire Service for their assistance in the search of the river area.
The MHPS would also like to remind the public of the danger associated with the strong currents in the South Saskatchewan river and encourage everyone to be cautious when near the banks.
The Medicine Hat Police Service Major Crimes Section is currently investigating a concern that an unknown male may have possibly fallen into the South Saskatchewan River early this morning near the Trans Canada Bridge.
At this point the information is unconfirmed and police are interviewing witnesses to determine the validity of the report.
Members of the Medicine Hat Fire Service and Southeast Alberta Search and Rescue (SEASAR) are assisting with the river search.
An update will be provided as more information becomes available.
Medicine Hat Police Service