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Search underway for swimmer swept away in McLeod River close to Edson – Edmonton

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Edson RCMP are asking folks utilizing the McLeod River for leisure functions to maintain their eyes open for an individual who was swept down river Wednesday afternoon.

The 32-year-old man from Niton Junction was final seen swimming close to the bridge off Freeway 32. A lot of individuals who have been within the river tried to rescue him however weren’t capable of.

Edson RCMP have been assisted by quite a lot of organizations, together with Yellowhead County Fireplace Division and the Drayton Valley, Whitecourt and Hinton search and rescue teams.

The teams have been additionally assisted by the RCMP helicopter, an Alberta Agriculture helicopter and the Edson RCMP boat.

The search went late into the night on Wednesday and began once more on Thursday morning. As of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the search was ongoing.

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Anybody who believes they’ve discovered the lacking swimmer is requested to contact the Edson RCMP at 780-723-8822 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

Edson is about 207 kilometres west of Edmonton.

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