Fisherman presumed drowned in Last Mountain Lake
SOUTHEY, Sask. – Saskatchewan RCMP said high waves from a storm knocked three fishermen into Last Mountain Lake and one is still missing.
On Friday evening, two men and a 10-year-old boy were fishing off a point that extends into the lake near the village of Pelican Pointe.
Shortly before 7 p.m., a storm swept into the area, bringing strong winds.
RCMP said waves over five feet in height swept a 38-year-old man and the boy into the lake.
While a 36-year-old Regina man attempted to help, he was also swept into the water.
The 38-year-old man and boy were able to reach shore safely. They were examined at the scene by paramedics.
However, police say Travis Kruszelnicki, 36, is presumed drowned.
“Search efforts continued with the RCMP police dog services, some of the provincial conservation officers, and civilian searchers in an attempt to locate the 36-year-old. They’re using a sonar system to search the area where the male went into the lake,” said RCMP Sgt. Daryl Andrusiak.
“An RCMP collision reconstructionist was also on scene with an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a heat-sensing camera to assist with the search.”
All efforts to locate Kruszelnicki on Friday night were unsuccessful.
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) is on scene Saturday as the extensive search continues.