Swimmer drowns near Great Falls

Powerview RCMP, STARS Air Ambulance respond to drowning

On July 12, 2020, at approximately 3:05 pm, Powerview RCMP responded to a possible drowning, at a quarry, across from Great Falls Dam.

A male was with friends, when he jumped into the water, and began struggling to swim.  Several of his friends attempted to help, however the male went under the water and did not come up. Several bystanders came to assist, and he was found, pulled from the water and CPR was initiated.

Witnesses called 911 and the Powerview RCMP, along with STARS Air Ambulance attended the scene. The 21-year-old male, from the RM of Ste. Anne was taken by local paramedics to the Pine Falls Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Powerview RCMP continue to investigate.

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