Manitoba man drowns while fishing on Lake of the Woods: RCMP

A 67-year-old man from RM of Morris drowned while fishing on Lake of the Woods Monday, police say. Megan Turcato / Global News

Police in Manitoba say a man drowned while fishing in a boat on Lake of the Woods Monday.

Emergency crews were called to the report of a possible drowning in Lake of the Woods near Buffalo Point First Nation around 5:45 p.m.

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Police say three men were out fishing on the lake when one of the men, a 67-year-old man from the RM of Morris, fell overboard while reaching over the side of the boat to grab a fish from the water.

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Police say the man, who was not wearing a life jacket, immediately began having difficulty in the water.

The other two men were able to pull the man from the water after a short time. They returned to shore and provided medical assistance, but the man was pronounced dead when emergency workers arrived.

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Sprague RCMP continue to investigate along with the office of the chief medical examiner.

Buffalo Point First Nation is located along the Canada-United States border, roughly 161 km southeast of Winnipeg.

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