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Calgary man’s body recovered from Clearwater River after ‘possible drowning’: RCMP

The body of a 34-year-old Calgary man who police say may be the victim in a “possible drowning” was recovered from a river in central Alberta late Tuesday afternoon.

“The male was found approximately one to two kilometres from where he was last seen in the river,” the RCMP said in a news release issued on Wednesday.

On Monday, Rocky Mountain House RCMP said they were investigating a possible drowning after officers were called to the Clearwater River at about 10:15 p.m. the night before.

“Witnesses observed a male wearing a life-jacket floating in the turbulent river but were unable to make contact with him and called police,” the RCMP said in a news release. “The male was last seen in the water approximately 28 miles west of the Clearwater Bridge, near Highway 22 and Highway 591.”

Police said they later found a vehicle and boat trailer in the area but not the missing man they believe the vehicle and trailer belonged to.

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RCMP continue to search for victims in possible Canada Day weekend drownings
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The incident was one of three possible drownings that RCMP are looking into in Alberta this long weekend.