Portage la Prairie RCMP assist with water rescue at Delta Beach

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – On June 3, 2020, at 5:10 pm, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a 911 call from an 18-year-old female who advised she was on an inflatable raft, along with two other females, who were being swept away from Delta Beach. Delta Beach is on the southern most shore of Lake Manitoba, approximately 25 km north of Portage la Prairie.

She reported that the two other females, 18 and 17, had jumped off the raft and were attempting to swim to shore.

Officers from Portage la Prairie immediately responded with a police boat.

RCMP Rescue Craft
(File Photo) RCMP Rescue Craft

Upon arrival, officers were advised that a bystander, a 52-year-old female, had swam out to one of the females in the water, the 18-year-old, and brought her back to shore. The bystander then swam back out for the 17-year-old female and remained with her in the water until the police boat arrived on scene. The police boat picked up both females who were in the water and then rescued the 18-year-old who had remained on the inflatable raft.

The 17-year-old female was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The RCMP would like to recognize the incredible efforts of the bystander who assisted in the rescue of the 17 and 18 year-old females.

Portage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate.

Portage la Prairie RCMP

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