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RCMP searching for missing man on Winnipeg River

RCMP are searching for a man from Fisher Branch who swam to retrieve a boat near Strawberry Island. File/Global News

Mounties are searching for a man who has gone missing in Whiteshell Provincial Park.

In the middle of the afternoon Monday, police got a report of a 38-year-old man who was missing.

Police said the man from Fisher Branch had gone into the water to fetch a boat that had drifted from the shoreline of Strawberry Island on the Winnipeg River.

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RCMP couldn’t reach the remote site in the water because of low water levels so an aerial search was conducted in a helicopter.

So far, officers haven’t had any luck finding the man but will continue to search using local boats.

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