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Body recovered from Katepwa Lake in Saskatchewan

RCMP, volunteers, underwater recovery team look for drowning victim on Katepwa Lake. File / Global News

RCMP have pulled the body of a 23-year-old drowning victim from Katepwa Lake, Sask., one day after he disappeared.

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP and the F Division Underwater Recovery Team located the body in approximately 26 feet (7.92 metres) of water, near the last location where the victim was seen.

RCMP say the man was swimming in the water with friends when he swam past a buoy where the water drops off. Police say he then began to struggle.

His friends and a Good Samaritan who witnessed the struggle tried to rescue the man, but he disappeared beneath the water.

RCMP will not be releasing the name of the victim.

The drowning happened at Katepwa Point Provincial Park, which is located on Katepwa Lake.

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