Man’s body recovered after drowning at West Hawk Lake, RCMP say

West Hawk Lake, Manitoba. Paul Nowak/submitted

Manitoba RCMP say a man’s body was recovered Sunday morning after he went under the water at West Hawk Lake the previous evening and did not resurface.

Mounties say they received a report of a possible drowning at around 6:40 p.m.

They were told a 52 and 51-year-old man jumped from a pontoon into the lake and immediately began having difficulty.

Life jackets were thrown to the men, but the 52-year-old wasn’t able to grab it and went under the water.

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Falcon Lake RCMP, Manitoba Conservation, and the local fire department searched the area, while the Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team searched underwater.

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RCMP say the man’s body was recovered at 4:20 a.m. Sunday.

The investigation continues.

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