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Island Lake RCMP Investigating Two Separate Drownings


Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - Island Lake RCMP are investigating two separate child drownings that occurred in Garden Hill First Nation and St Theresa Point First Nation.


On June 15, 2023 a 23 month old child was found in the lake outside his home on Garden Hill First Nation. He was brought to the Nursing Station and then taken to Winnipeg. He died in hospital on June 18, 2023. It was determined that he was being cared for by his older siblings when the accident occurred.


On June, 18, 2023 a group of children were swimming in Island Lake First Nation when two 10 year-old girls swam out too far and began experiencing difficulty. A bystander was able to rescue one of the girls but the second girl couldn't be located. A Safety Officer with dive equipment eventually found the girl deceased. Island Lake RCMP continue to investigate.


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