Alberta RCMP investigate after man’s body found in river near Whitecourt

Whitecourt RCMP are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man whose body was found in a Alberta river.

RCMP said first responders were called to McLeod River near Whitecourt about a possible drowning Monday.

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It was reported to police that a man had fallen into the river and did not surface at around 4 p.m.

RCMP said the man’s body was recovered about an hour later and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the victim was 31-years-old and from Whitecourt but did not release his identity.

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In early June, RCMP reported a 32-year-old man from Niton Junction, Alta., had died after being swept away in the McLeod River near Edson while swimming near the bridge off Highway 32.

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His body was found four days after he went missing.

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