A 12-year-old boy from Winnipeg is feared drowned at Sturgeon Falls in the Whiteshell Provincial Park, RCMP are investigating.
On Saturday, at 11:44 a.m. Whitemouth RCMP was told the boy was last seen climbing down rocks when he slipped into the water and almost immediately went under the rapids.
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Police say a bystander jumped into the water to try to help but unfortunately could not safely bring him to shore.
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, along with assistance from Manitoba Conservation Officers & Manitoba Parks staff, are on the scene and continue to investigate.