Three people from Brochet died when the boat* they were travelling in capsized on Reindeer Lake on Oct. 11, RCMP say.
Thompson Rural RCMP responded Oct. 12 to a report of a 28-year-old woman being found alive by the overturned boat and pulled from the waters of the lake, which straddles the Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary. She was taken to hospital.
Police were told that the boat left Kinoosao, Saskatchewan in the late afternoon of Oct. 11 headed north to Brochet but never arrived. The conditions were described as windy and rough at the time they were travelling.
Residents of Brochet headed out on the water and found the bodies of three people – two men aged 42 and 49 and a 50-year-old woman. Life jackets were not in use at the time the boat capsized, RCMP say.
Thompson Rural RCMP continue to investigate.
* The original version of this story mistakenly referred to the boat as a canoe. The Thompson Citizen apologizes for the error.