Man missing, presumed drowned at Last Mountain Lake
Divers searching for Travis Kruszelnicki, believed swept into lake at Pelican Pointe during storm.
A 36-year-old man is missing and presumed drowned after a storm hit Last Mountain Lake Friday night.
Officers say Travis Kruszelnicki was part of a group fishing in waist-deep water at Pelican Pointe Friday evening. He was with a 38-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy.
Shortly after 7 p.m. CST RCMP responded to call saying two people were rescued from the lake near Pelican Pointe and another man was still in the water.
RCMP say when the storm hit, it created waves over 1.5 m high. Officers said the force of the water swept the 38-year-old man and the boy into the water.
The boy grabbed onto a buoy and the older man was nearby.
Kruszelnicki was trying to help the other man and the when he was swept into the water himself.
The 38-year-old and the boy were able to get to shore, but Kruszelnicki is still missing.
RCMP officers, police dogs, conservation officers and the public attempted to locate him Friday evening. A collision reconstruction specialist joined the search, using a heat-sensing aerial camera, but were unable to find anything.
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team continued the search in Last Mountain Lake Saturday morning.