An 82-year-old man died after falling into the water from a boat in the Whiteshell Provincial Park.

It happened Monday morning at Lamprey Falls, about 12 kilometers northeast of Pointe du Bois.

RCMP said the man, along with a 50-year-old man — both from Winnipeg — went fishing at about 8 a.m. While attempting to anchor the boat, they were thrown into the water.

Both were wearing personal life vests but while trying to make it to shore, the 82-year-old man stopped breathing and could not be revived, police said.

His name is not being released by RCMP to the public.