Rescue crews continue to search for a missing swimmer in the North Saskatchewan River.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) said the swimmer is a man in his 20s who was last seen Saturday evening downstream of the Dawson Bridge. Fire crews were called at 6:19 p.m. and arrived on scene at Dawson Park at 6:23 p.m.
Both jet boats, as well as multiple rapid deployment crafts were called in to search for the swimmer, EFRS said. Some people in the area assisted in the search as well.
Edmonton Police Service’s Air 1 helicopter arrived at approximately 7:32 p.m. to assist in the search, but the search was suspended an hour later.
The search resumed at 9 a.m. Sunday with both jet boats in the water again along with assistance from Edmonton police, EFRS said. The search was suspended at 11 a.m. and the swimmer has not been located.
Alberta RCMP said in mid-July they have responded to 15 drownings so far this year. On Wednesday, rescue crews recovered a body from Wabamun Lake believed to be a 20-year-old Edmonton man who went missing after an evening swim last week.