Drowning at Island Lake North of Athabasca

Athabasca, Alberta – On July 15, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m. Athabasca RCMP received a report of a missing male scuba diver at Island Lake, North of Athabasca.

The deceased has been identified as a 44 year old man from Athabasca County.

The deceased has been located and recovery efforts are currently underway with the assistance of the Canadian Dewatering Commercial Dive Team. Local Search and Rescue, Athabasca Fire and RCMP resources have been assisting in the recovery efforts.

The name of the deceased will not be released. The circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.

No further details are available at this time.


Athabasca, Alberta – The deceased has been recovered from Island Lake and an autopsy has been ordered by the Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Office.  No further details are available at this time.

Athabasca RCMP

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