Search continues for missing boater on McGregor Lake

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
October 1, 2017 - 5:44pm

VULCAN -  RCMP continue the search for a missing boater on the McGregor Lake, after being called out about 11:00 on Saturday (Sept 30).

Four men were fishing on the lake when their boat capsized in rough conditions. One man was able to swim to shore and two others were picked up by a passing boater. The men were treated by EMS at the scene for hyperthermia but were not taken to hospital.

While search and rescue efforts began immediately, the fourth man and the boat have not been located.

Police, along with Fish and Wildlife officers, Vulcan County and Strathmore Fire and RCMP Air services searched the lake until dark, utilizing several boats and sonar.

The search resumed at 9:30 Sunday morning, but was again suspended due to high wind conditions. The ground search along the banks of the lake continues.



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