Jasper RCMP Identify Drowning Victim As Grande Prairie Man
Tragic weekend for a Grande Prairie family: Jasper RCMP say a 50-year old man died in a mishap on Pyramid Lake.
Mounties report the man had rented a paddle boat with other family members yesterday around the noonhour and while out on the lake decided to take off his lifejacket and go for a swim.
The man wound up in distress faily quickly, suffering cramps.
A nearby canoer tried to pass him a paddle to grab onto, but the man went under and didn't surface again.
Divers with the Volunteer Fire Brigade retrieved the man's body.
No name has been released.
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