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Crews continue to search for missing paddle boarder in Elk Island Park

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WATCH ABOVE: Officials continue to search for an Edmonton-area man after he went missing while paddleboarding early Saturday evening. Mikaela Henschel has more – Jul 24, 2022

RCMP continue to search for a 42-year-old man from the Edmonton area who went missing Saturday evening while paddle boarding in Elk Island National Park.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and Emergency crews responded to the call around 5:20 p.m.

Police said two people were paddle boarding together on Astotin Lake in the national park when one lost sight of the other.

Read more: Mother, 3 children rescued after becoming lost at Elk Island National Park

Emergency Services, Parks Canada and RCMP were called to search for the missing man, and were on scene until about 9 p. m. Saturday.

They returned early Sunday morning to continue the search and have closed the lake to the public as well as multiple roads inside the national park.

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Parks Canada encourages anyone coming to the area to check online for road closures.

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