Sylvan Lake RCMP respond to possible drowning – UPDATED – Body Located

Sylvan Lake, Alberta – At 6:35 p.m. today, the body of the 19-year-old male was located and recovered from the lake. The male was located in close proximity to the location identified as the last known point of sight.

The RCMP extends a thank you to all the agencies and citizens who provided support during this search.   Family, friends and members of the public have been deeply affected by this tragic event.

There is no further update anticipated.


Sylvan Lake, Alberta –  (10:11 pm) Just prior to 9:00 p.m., the search for a male who is likely the victim of a drowning was suspended for the evening due to lighting conditions. Agencies including the RCMP, Red Deer County Fire Department, Sylvan Lake Fire Department and Fish & Wildlife will be back on the water early tomorrow morning to continue the search.

Information obtained indicates that two adult males were on inner tubes when a wave knocked both off their tubes. One male was helped out of the water by other citizens who were close by on a dinghy. They were unable to locate the second male. Following that, one of the occupants of the dinghy, a child, swam to shore for help. At no time were any children needing rescuing.

Several people offered assistance on the water to locate the male, and the RCMP appreciates the efforts of all involved.

When available, an update will be provided.


Sylvan Lake, Alberta – This afternoon at 3:35 p.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to Sylvan Lake for a report of a possible drowning.

A male in his early 20’s fell into the water while on an inner tube and did not resurface.

File Photo – Drowning

RCMP with Sylvan Lake and Red Deer County Fire Departments have been conducting searches but the male has not been located. The RCMP helicopter has also been deployed.

Boats remain on the lake with people actively searching. There is no further information available at this time.

Sylvan Lake RCMP

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