Accidental drowning at Gull Lake

The victim was floating in an inflatable dingy, when it capsized.

RCMP vehicle. FILE PHOTO

On Saturday afternoon, Aug. 12, around 1 p.m., the Blackfalds RCMP and emergency services were dispatched to an accidental drowning of a 57-year-old female at Gull Lake.

The victim was floating in an inflatable dingy when the dingy capsized. The victim was not a strong swimmer and subsequently became separated from the dingy. Bystanders attempted to reach the victim and successfully brought the victim to shore. The victim was still conscious and first aid was administered.

The female was transported by ambulance to Lacombe hospital but was pronounced deceased while en route. The identity of the victim is not being released.

The female was not wearing a personal floatation device at the time of the incident.

Blackfalds Victim services is providing assistance to family, friends and witnesses.

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