The Lac du Bonnet RCMP responded to a distress call to find a man had drowned at Pine Point Rapids in the Whiteshell Provincial Park on Tuesday.
On August 9, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Lac du Bonnet RCMP received a report of a possible drowning at Pine Point Rapids in the Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Officers were advised that a 33-year-old man from Winnipeg, was sliding down the falls when he entered the deeper part of the water and immediately began having difficulty. He then went under the water and did not resurface. A bystander jumped into the water to provide assistance but could not get to him in time.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. the next day, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, along with assistance from Manitoba Conservation Officers & Manitoba Parks staff, located and recovered the body.
Lac du Bonnet RCMP continues to investigate.