August 21, 2019 9:09 pm
Updated: August 21, 2019 9:15 pm

Man’s body recovered from Saskatoon river

Water rescue boats equipped with sonar technology and divers were deployed to look for a person in the South Saskatchewan River on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.

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A search is over for a person who was reported in the South Saskatchewan River.

The Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to an individual in distress in the area of the Victoria Boathouse at roughly 1:35 CT p.m. on Aug. 21.

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A witness told them the person swam into the water and went under.

Rescue boats equipped with sonar technology and divers were deployed to search below the water’s surface.

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The fire department is asking people using the river to void the area.

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The fire department confirmed that the body of an adult man was recovered not far from the dock at around 5:40 p.m.

Saskatoon police and the office of the chief coroner are investigating.

-With files from Global’s Ryan Kessler

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