30-year-old man drowns while swimming in the Burntwood River near Thompson's Miles Hart Bridge

A 30-year-old man originally from Split Lake drowned while swimming with a group of people in the Burntwood River July 29, police say.

Thompson RCMP received the report of a possible drowning near the Miles Hart Bridge around 11:20 a.m.

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Investigation determined that a group of people were on the shore of the river and began to swim when the 30-year-old man began struggling and multiple bystanders pulled him out of the water.

RCMP and Thompson Fire & Emergency Services arrived and began resuscitation attempts. The man was transported to Thompson General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Thompson RCMP continue to investigate.

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