bow valley provincial park

A Canmore man drowned in the Bow River on Monday afternoon in a mountain park west of Calgary.  

It appeared that the 59-year-old man went into the water while he was trying to retrieve a boat that was drifting away from its mooring, RCMP said.  

The accident happened at about 3:45 p.m. MT in the Whitefish day-use area of Bow Valley Provincial Park.

Police did not release the man's name.