2nd drowning within a month reported on McLeod River

EDMONTON — Mounties in Whitecourt, Alta., say a man’s body has been recovered after he drowned in the McLeod River. 

RCMP say they received a call around 4 p.m. on Monday about man who had fallen into the river and failed to surface. 

Mounties and first responders searched the area and found the 31-year-old’s body less than an hour later. 

He is at least the second man to drown in the river after 32-year-old man was swept away while swimming. His body was recovered on June 7.

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