Fairview first responders busy with boating death, unrelated hunting injury

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Fairview emergency responders were busy Tuesday with a boating fatality and an unrelated case of a man taken to hospital with a gunshot injury while hunting.

RCMP, the Fairview fire department and emergency medical services responded to a report of a stranded boat along the Peace River just after 9 p.m. First responders had to use specialized equipment in order to rescue the four individuals on board.

Police said in a Thursday news release one male was critically injured and died on scene.

An autopsy is being scheduled in Edmonton and is being investigated by RCMP.

Meanwhile, police responded earlier in the evening, around 8:30 p.m., to a report of a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound while hunting in a remote location northwest of Fairview.  The man was airlifted by STARS to a hospital in Edmonton for treatment.

Police said the matter is under investigation and will provide more information when it becomes available.

Fairview is more than 580 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

jlabine@postmedia.com

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