Three dead after boat capsizes on Reindeer Lake: Manitoba RCMP
Three people have died after their boat capsized on Reindeer Lake, according to Manitoba RCMP.
Officers with the Thompson Rural RCMP received a report Tuesday of a capsized boat being discovered in the water off of Porcupine Island, located on Reindeer Lake straddling the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border.
RCMP said a 28-year-old woman was found alive, pulled from the water and taken to hospital, but three other passengers were missing and presumed drowned.
Officers were told a boat left the community of Kinoosao, Sask., on Monday and was headed to Brochet, Man. The boat never arrived.
“Weather conditions were reported to be windy with rough water,” a release from RCMP said.
A search party consisting of residents from Brochet went onto the water and found the three missing people: a 50-year-old man, a 49-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man. All three were from Brochet.
RCMP said life jackets were not in use at the time of the incident.
The investigation continues.