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Angler dies after falling into Bow River in southeast Calgary

A man who fell into the water while fishing in the Bow River on Monday has died, according to police.

Another man dove into the frigid water in a rescue attempt and was uninjured

A man who fell into the water while fishing in the Bow River was rushed to hospital, but later died. (Dan Young/Associated Press file photo)

A man who fell into the water while fishing in the Bow River on Monday has died, according to police. 

Emergency crews responded to calls of up to two people in the water near Graves Bridge in the southeast. 

"Initial reports were that a man fishing had witnessed another man, also fishing nearby, fall into the water and unable to get himself up and out," reads a release from the fire department. 

"The man was then swept away by the current. The angler who witnessed this immediately ​went into the river after the submerged man, swam to him, pulled him onto the shore and started CPR."

Fire crews took over CPR, they said, and the patient was transferred to hospital. 

It's not yet known how the man ended up submerged in the water. 

The angler who dove into the river in a rescue attempt was unharmed but "very cold," according to the fire department. 

"The rescuer put himself at risk to save his fellow angler's life," read the release. "This incident and others like it are submitted to the Calgary Fire Department's  'Beyond the Call Program' for recognition at an annual luncheon."

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