Sylvan Lake Fire Department’s Search and Rescue crafts speeds out of the marina Thursday morning to continue the search for a possible likely downing. Before 10 a.m. the search was being held a few meters off of the swim line near Centennial Park. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

UPDATED: Search continues for possible drowning on Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake RCMP and Fire Department continue their search for 20-something adult male

UPDATE

The search for a possible drowning victim in Sylvan Lake will continue this evening as weather permits.

The Central Alberta Rescue Diving Society, Underwater Recovery Team will be assisting in the search late this afternoon.

This morning the RCMP worked with the Sylvan Lake Fire Department, Red Deer County Search and Rescue, and Alberta Environment and Parks as they continued to search the lake for the male.

According to a press release, the RCMP recovered the objects the males were on discovering they were objects similar to round inflatables rather than inner tubes, as previously stated.

Today’s search included use of underwater camera, boat and shore searches, as well as sonar.

More information to come as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL

Sylvan Lake’s RCMP and Fire Department are continuing their search for a possible drowning victim Thursday morning.

The search for the male in his 20s was called off Wednesday evening around 9 p.m. due to poor light conditions.

RCMP and the Sylvan Lake Fire Department will be joined by the Red Deer Fire Department and Fish and Wildlife to continue the search.

RCMP say the man they are searching for was on an inner tube when a wave knocked them him off his tube. Another adult male was also knocked from his inner tube but was helped out of the water but near-by citizens in a dinghy helped him out of the water.

RCMP officers say at no time were children in need of rescuing.

Officers were called to Sylvan Lake around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 when reports of a possible drowning were made.

As of the morning of Aug. 22 no further information is known.

More to come, as is made available.

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