A 25-year-old man is missing since late last night after he swam in the North Saskatchewan River along with another friend. (Photo – Edmonton Police Service)
“At approximately 11:30 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2021, Downtown Division patrol members were dispatched to Dawson Park located near 102 Avenue and 89 Street to assist Edmonton Fire Rescue Services regarding a missing swimme,” the Edmonton Police said.
According to a statement released by Edmonton Police Service “It was reported to police that a group of four male friends were at Dawson Park, when two of the males decided to go swimming in the North Saskatchewan River from the nearby boat launch. One of the males, a 25-year-old man, failed to return to shore.”
The statement further added that EPS and partnering search and rescue agencies have been searching in and around the river for the missing male throughout today, Saturday, June 26, 2021.
“The river search, which stretched from Parkland County to Fort Saskatchewan, has been unsuccessful in locating the male, at this time,” the Edmonton Police said, adding that the male complainant is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet tall, 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
The Edmonton Police also added “With the spring thaw in the mountains well underway and temperatures soaring into the mid-30Cs over the next several days in Edmonton, EPS and its partners are reminding citizens looking for respite from the heat to practice appropriate caution around the glacier-fed North Saskatchewan River.”