August 20, 2016 6:09 pm
Updated: August 21, 2016 11:25 am

22 year old pulled from water at Birds Hill has died

People searching the water at Birds Hill Provincial Park.

Paras Vora
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WINNIPEG – RCMP confirm the man found unresponsive in the water at Birds Hill Provincial Park on Saturday has died.

RCMP say the 22-year-old was found in the water, unresponsive at 4:45 p.m. and was being transported to a Winnipeg hospital.

Beach safety officers lead the search for the man that began at around 3 p.m.

EMS and East St. Paul water rescue sweept the area with three boats.

Paras Vora was at Birds Hill Provincial Park with his family for a picnic when he heard a call for help at the beach.

An ambulance at Birds Hill Provincial Park.

Paras Vora

He said about 200 people volunteered to make a human chain in the water and help with search efforts for a possible missing person in the water.

Paras said he had to leave before the search was over, but said his friend remained behind and heard someone was found.

 

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