Missing Boater Recovered From Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake, Alberta – The body of a 43-year-old man who went missing after a boat was overturned on Sylvan Lake was recovered this morning at 09:30. The Sylvan Lake Fire Department and Sylvan Lake Victim Services Unit provided assistance and support this morning.

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An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The Sylvan Lake RCMP would like to send their condolences to the family during this difficult time and thank all those involved in the search and recovery efforts for their assistance.

There will be no further updates provided on this incident.

Background:

August 15, 2017

Sylvan Lake RCMP search for missing boater on Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake, Alberta – Efforts are continuing today to recover a 43-year-old male who went missing after his boat overturned near Sunbreaker Cove.

On August 13, shortly after 4:00 p.m., three adults and a 10-year-old child left Sunbreaker Cove on a boat, and approximately ten minutes later a storm hit the lake. The boat was overturned and all four occupants were thrown from the boat. Three of the occupants were able to stay with the boat with the assistance of their personal flotation devices, and eventually managed to swim to shore. The male was last seen in the water and it is believed that he was injured as a result of the boat capsizing.

Sylvan Lake RCMP with the assistance of the Sylvan Lake Fire Department, Red Deer County and Alberta Parks Conservation Officers were involved in searching on the evening of the 13th, as well as all day yesterday. Due to inclement weather conditions yesterday search efforts were suspended.

This morning, search efforts are continuing and an update will be provided when new information becomes available. The names of the involved boaters will not be released by the RCMP.

Sylvan Lake RCMP


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