July 16, 2017 1:37 pm
Updated: July 16, 2017 6:55 pm

Scuba diver drowns at northern Alberta lake

File: RCMP cruiser.

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A 44-year-old man from Athabasca County is dead after a drowning at a lake north of Edmonton.

At around 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Athabasca RCMP were notified of a missing scuba diver at Island Lake, just northwest of Athabasca.

The scuba diver’s body was located and recovered on Sunday.

Local search and rescue crews, Athabasca fire and RCMP were involved in the recovery.

The man’s name will not be released.

The circumstances around the drowning are under investigation.

The victim’s body will be taken to Edmonton for an autopsy.

Island Lake is located about 25 kilometres northwest of Athabasca.

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