Two Hills RCMP investigate drowning in North Saskatchewan River

Two Hills County, Alberta – On July 9, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Two Hills RCMP responded to a call of a male being swept down the North Saskatchewan River while fishing north of the Hamlet of Hairy Hill, Alberta.

Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers along with members from the fire departments of Two Hills, Hairy Hill, Willingdon and the RCMP helicopter searched along the river for several hours.

Tragically, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the 45-year-old male from Vegreville was located in the river downstream and pronounced deceased at the scene. There is no indication of any foul play or criminal responsibility. The name of the deceased will not be released.

Our thoughts go out to the family members of the deceased during this difficult time.

Two Hills RCMP

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