Edmonton man drowns after canoe tips over

EDMONTON — A man is dead after a canoe flipped over near Summer Village of Southview on Lake Isle on Sunday.

Evansburg RCMP received a report of a possible drowning in the area at approximately 3 p.m.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed a canoe turned over into the water from the wake of a passing boat.

After about 30 minutes, occupants in another boat stopped to help pull the two people out of the water and took them to shore, RCMP said.

The 64-year-old woman from Edmonton was OK, according to police. But despite the efforts of emergency crews the 65-year-old man from Edmonton was pronounced dead on scene.

RCMP will not be releasing their names.

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