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Alberta RCMP searching for missing boater near Vulcan

Risky winds have halted search and rescue efforts for a missing boater on McGregor Lake near Vulcan.

The disappearance of a boater in a lake near the Town of Vulcan has entered its second day but the search effort has been suspended due to unsafe conditions. Two of the boaters made their way to a nearby boat while a third male successfully swam to shore.

Neither the fourth male nor the boat have been found.

RCMP and EMS were called to the scene around 11 a.m., where three men were treated by paramedics for hypothermia but were not taken to hospital.

Mounties were joined by Fish and Wildlife officers, Strathmore Fire, Vulcan County officials in searching the lake Saturday until it became too dark to continue. Several boats and sonar were also utilized.

Sunday, October 1st at approximately 9:30 a.m., the search resumed but has now been suspended on the lake due to unsafe high wind conditions.

Crews continue to search the edge of the lake, according to RCMP.

The identity and age of the missing boater have not been released.



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