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Lac du Bonnet RCMP search for man presumed drowned in Winnipeg River

Police divers are searching the Winnipeg River for a man who is presumed drown after the boat he was working on was found floating unattended Thursday. File / Global News

Police divers are searching the Winnipeg River for a man who is presumed to have drowned while working on a boat Thursday.

Emergency crews were called to a home along the Winnipeg River in the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet around 12:25 p.m.

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They say 47-year-old had been doing work on a boat at his dock, when a short time later, the boat was seen floating unattended down the river.

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The boat was recovered but the man was not found.

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The RCMP’s underwater recovery team searched the river Thursday but were unable to find the man.

Police say the search is continuing Friday.

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