Falcon Lake RCMP respond to drowning at West Hawk Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park

Falcon lake, Manitoba – At 3:30 pm, on July 19, 2020, Falcon Lake RCMP were advised of a scuba diving incident at West Hawk Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park. The initial report indicated that a scuba diver was pulled from the water, was unconscious and not breathing.

Upon arrival, members of the local fire department and bystanders were attempting to resuscitate the male diver. Despite their efforts, the 55-year-old male from Winnipeg was pronounced deceased on scene.

(File Photo) Drowning

The initial investigation has determined that the 55-year-old male was diving with two other divers in West Hawk Lake at a depth of approximately 20m when the companion divers noticed that he required assistance. The male was brought to the surface by one of the companion divers, brought to shore where resuscitation efforts were immediately initiated.

Falcon Lake RCMP are continuing with the investigation.

Falcon Lake RCMP

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