RCMP: Two people drown in Western Manitoba

It’s been a tragic week in the water as RCMP say a pair of Manitobans have drowned.

On July 15, police were called to Reston Lake where they were told a man had been swimming with family members, but didn’t leave the water when the family exited.

Local fire crews searched for a few hours before finding a 39-year-old Canupawakpa man underwater and he was pronounced dead.

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And on July 20, RCMP received reports that a man swimming alone at Kenton Dam in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth hadn’t resurfaced. Police searched for several hours before finding the 52-year-old man from Kenton who was pronounced dead.

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