One man dead, after boat capsizes in Bear Creek river

Taylor MacIntyre
04/23/2019

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One man is dead, after two people were travelling down Bear Creek river, when the boat encountered strong rapids and capsized.
Around 2:30 p.m. yesterday (Monday, April 22, 2019) afternoon, Grande Prairie Rural RCMP and emergency services responded to the capsized jet boat, which was located south of Grande Prairie near Highway 668. 
A 45-year-old man was recovered from the river and taken to a local hospital by air ambulance, where is was pronounced dead.
A 42-year-old man was able to swim to shore and call emergency crews. 
The names of the men involved will not be released.
The investigation is on-going and the boat has not yet been recovered.

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