Swimmer presumed dead after going missing in the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

Edmonton firefighters and police searched through the night for a swimmer who went missing in the North Saskatchewan River late Friday.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said the 911 call came in at 11:26 p.m. from near Dawson Park in central Edmonton.

Officials said a group of people went for a late-night swim in the river, and one of them vanished.

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Edmonton fire said a search and rescue boat, along with three other units, began scouring the water. The Edmonton Police Service Air 1 helicopter and EMS also responded.

The EPS also dispatched a boat to help with the search on Saturday morning.

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Later in the morning, EFRS confirmed the search had been called off.

A police spokesperson said more information would be released once next of kin has been notified, adding it appeared to be a non-criminal situation.

The age and gender of the missing person are not known.

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