Two water deaths 4 hours apart in north, central Alberta

Police confirm two people died hours apart in separate incidents on Alberta bodies of water on Sunday.

Peace River Mounties say they’ve recovered the body of a 27-year-old paddleboarder who went missing on a northern Alberta lake Sunday morning.

The man was using a paddleboard along with a woman on Figure Eight Lake near Dixonville when the board overturned sometime before noon on Aug. 14, according to RCMP.

The woman managed to swim to shore. Emergency crews were called but were unable to locate the man until Mounties pulled him from the lake around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. His name has not been released.

Dixonville is about 40 kilometres west of Peace River.

The man was the second person to go missing on a lake Sunday, after a 14-year-old swimmer also couldn’t be located at a waterpark at Rotary Park in Whitecourt, about 180 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, on Sunday afternoon.

RCMP there confirmed its investigators recovered the teen’s body from the park’s pond early Tuesday morning.

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