Charges not expected in fatal pedestrian collision on Hwy 59
At approximately 2:30 am, on August 19, 2018, Selkirk RCMP responded to a report of a body on Highway 59 near Provincial Road 304 in the RM of St. Clements.
Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male lying on the northbound lane of Highway 59.
The initial investigation has determined that a 21-year-old male from Selkirk, Manitoba, was at a location near the collision scene when he left for a walk on the highway. He was last seen at 1:00 am.
Investigators have determined that the 21-year-old male, who was walking on the highway, was struck by a trailer being pulled by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle has been in contact with the RCMP.
Based on the investigation, no charges are expected.
Lac du Bonnet RCMP search for missing swimmer
On August 27, 2018, at approximately 2:45 pm, Lac du Bonnet RCMP received a report of a male who had gone swimming to retrieve a boat blown away from the shoreline of Strawberry Island on the Winnipeg River in the Whiteshell Provincial Park and had not returned.
“Navigating a boat north on the Winnipeg River to reach the remote site is not possible due to low water levels along that part of the river system,” said Corporal Chad Yerex, Lac Du Bonnet RCMP Detachment Commander. “We went up in a helicopter with Sustainable Development to do an aerial search. More officers have flown to a campsite near Strawberry Island and are using local boats to search the waterways.”
RCMP, as well as resources from Manitoba Sustainable Development, continue to search for the 38-year-old male from Fisher Branch.