UPDATE: Fort Saskatchewan RCMP report body of missing paddle boarder has been recovered

Elk Island National Park, Alberta – (Monday) On July 25, 2022 shortly after noon, Parks Canada along with their cadaver dog and a provincial dive team, recovered the body of the 42-year-old missing male paddle boarder from Astotin Lake.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP send their condolences to those affected by this tragedy.

The Astotin Lake area remains closed.  Park users are encouraged to check the Important Bulletins section of Elk Island National Park on the Parks Canada website for updates on the closure.


Fort Saskatchewan RCMP respond to report of missing paddle boarder – UPDATED

Elk Island National Park, Alberta – (Sunday) On July 24, 2022 the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP along with Parks Canada, Strathcona County Emergency Services, Lamont Fire Services are continuing their efforts to locate the missing paddle boarder on Astotin Lake.

RCMP and Parks Canada are asking people to avoid the area.

Parks Canada has closed down Astotin Lake and Administrative Road until further notice. Parks Canada Has updated their website to reflect the closure.


Elk Island National Park, Alberta – On July 23, 2022, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Fort Saskatchewan RCMP were dispatched to a report of a missing paddle boarder in the Astotin Lake, of Elk Island National Park. There was a pair of paddle boarders together on the lake when one lost sight of the other.

Missing Paddle Boarder
Missing Paddle Boarder (File Photo)

One person remains unaccounted for at this time. Emergency Services, Parks Canada and RCMP are continuing search efforts.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP are asking the public to avoid the area.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP

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