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22 year old pulled from water at Birds Hill has died

People searching the water at Birds Hill Provincial Park.
People searching the water at Birds Hill Provincial Park. Paras Vora

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.
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.

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