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.
Watch below: (From July 2019) Alberta RCMP continue to search for three men believed to have drowned over the Canada Day long weekend. Joel Senick details the investigations and looks at what a new report discovered about drowning victims in the province.
The incident was one of three possible drownings that RCMP are looking into in Alberta this long weekend.