Saskatoon man dies after 3 canoes capsize

A 48-year-old Saskatoon man has died after three canoes capsized on Amisk Lake.

On June 16, 2021, at approximately 7:10 p.m., Creighton RCMP received a complaint of three canoes that had capsized on the south side of Amisk Lake. Six males were reported to be in the water.

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The police investigation reveals that the six males, who were on a canoe trip, were crossing Amisk Lake when a large storm moved through the area. Large waves caused all three canoes to capsize around 4:30 p.m. The occupants stayed with the capsized canoes and floated until they reached cell range. They then called 9-1-1 using a cell phone stored in a waterproof container.

The Creighton RCMP Detachment, Flin Flon RCMP Detachment, Ministry of Environment Conservation Officers and members of the public located the group at approximately 8:30 p.m. using the GPS coordinates from that 9-1-1 call.

One of the males was unconscious when they located him. He was later transported to hospital and pronounced deceased. The Saskatoon man’s family has been notified.

The other five males were transported to hospital in Flin Flon for assessment.



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