Swimmer drowns in river near Medicine Hat – CBC.ca

A 40-year-old man has drowned in the South Saskatchewan River just west of Medicine Hat, Alta., according to police

RCMP said the man was swimming near Echo Dale Regional Park on Tuesday afternoon when he started struggling and slipped under the water.

A family member managed to swim to him and pull him to a small island in the middle of the river.

Within minutes, two men in a boat came by to help out by calling 911, bringing the pair to shoreand starting resuscitation attempts.

Paramedics arrived and continued to try to resuscitate the man, who was taken to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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