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Calgary man drowns in Canmore's Quarry Lake

Calgary man drowns in Canmore's Quarry Lake

A 28-year-old Calgary man has drowned while swimming at Quarry Lake in the town of Canmore.

RCMP said officers were called to the swimming hole at 3:30 p.m. Thursday after it was reported a person in the lake was in distress.

Several bystanders tried to reach the swimmer who was located after several minutes but was unresponsive.

"Bystanders were able to pull the unconscious male from the water and performed CPR". STARS Air Ambulance was also called to the scene.

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Police say he died his injuries after being taken to Canmore Hospital.

The man was transported by a combination of Banff and Calgary ground crews from to Canmore Hospital. She was part of a church group gathering on July 12, 2015 when the incident occurred.

RCMP and the Calgary Medical Examiner's Office are investigating.

The name of the man will be released after next of kin have been notified.


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