30-Year-Old Male Drowns in Burntwood River

Thompson, Manitoba – On July 29, 2020, at approximately 11:20 am, Thompson RCMP received a report of a possible drowning in the city on the Burntwood River near the Miles Hart Bridge.

The initial investigation has determined that a group of people were on the shore of the river and began to swim. A 30-year-old male began struggling to swim and multiple bystanders pulled him out of the water.

Burntwood River Drowning
Burntwood River Drowning

RCMP and emergency services arrived and resuscitation attempts were started. The 30-year-old male, originally from Split Lake, was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

RCMP continue to investigate.

Thompson RCMP

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