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RCMP investigating drowning of young boy
Published Friday, August 11, 2017 7:13PM MDT
Whitecourt RCMP said officers were called to a river near Whitecourt Thursday afternoon, over the drowning of a young boy.
Officers were called to the Mcleod River near a recreation area at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Emergency Medical Services staff and the Whitecourt Fire Department were on scene, and a 7-year-old boy was in medical distress.
STARS Air Ambulance was called in to assist, but the young boy was pronounced dead that evening.