Thursday, 24 May 2018

Missing boater at Skeleton Lake

RCMP Alberta - At approximately 09:40 a.m. on May 23, 2018 members of the Boyle RCMP detachment were dispatched to a complaint of a boater in distress on Skeleton Lake in Athabasca County.  A witness noted an adult male calling out for help as it appeared that he had fallen out of his boat. He is not believed to have survived.

The RCMP, along with Lac La Biche Search and Rescue, Alberta Conservation Officers, Boyle Volunteer Fire Department, Athabasca Volunteer Fire Department and the Caslan Volunteer Fire Department have their members and boats deployed and are currently searching for the male.

The family have been notified, and the identity of the individual is not being released.

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