Man drowns in Northern Manitoba lake after boat he was in capsizes

A 59-year-old man drowned at Hughes Lake on Black Sturgeon First Nation when the boat he was riding in capsized, police say.

Lynn Lake RCMP were notified of a possible drowning around 8:15 p.m. Aug. 5. They were told that the boat, which also had two 24-year-old male passengers in it at the time, capsized and the 59-year-old man was pulled out of the water unconscious by the other two passengers and then taken to shore. Medical assistance was provided until emergency medical services arrived and later pronounced the man dead. 

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The boat’s occupants were not wearing life jackets at the time of the incident and police say alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the death.

Lynn Lake RCMP and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner continue to investigate.

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