Canmore, Alberta – On July 20, 2017 at approximately 3:29 p.m, Canmore RCMP were called to Quarry Lake in the Town of Canmore for a person in distress in the lake.
Several bystanders were trying to assist a male who called for help while swimming. The male then disappeared under the surface of the water for several minutes before he was located unresponsive. Bystanders were able to pull the unconscious male from the water and performed CPR until Police, Canmore EMS and Canmore Fire Departments arrived on scene.
STARS Air Ambulance also responded to assist.
The male was taken to Canmore Hospital. Despite all life saving measures, the 28 year old male from Calgary succumbed to his injuries.
Calgary Medical Examiners Officer along with Canmore RCMP continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The name of the deceased will not be released pending notification of next of kin.