Saskatchewan

23-year-old man found drowned in Katepwa Lake, Sask.

RCMP have found the body of a 23-year-old man who drowned in Katepwa Lake near Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.

RCMP say friends and a Good Samaritan tried to save the man

RCMP search for the 23-year-old on Katepwa Lake. (Dwayne Unick/Twitter)

​RCMP have recovered the body of a 23-year-old man who drowned in Katepwa Lake, Sask.

Officers received a report of a possible drowning at Katepwa Point at about 2:50 p.m. CST on Tuesday.

The man was apparently swimming in the water with friends when he went past a buoy to a point where the water dropped off. Witnesses said he began to struggle and went under.

RCMP said the man's friends, along with a Good Samaritan, tried to rescue him when he disappeared in the water.

The body was found Wednesday morning about eight metres from where the man was last seen. 

Police said the death is not suspicious and they won't be naming the victim, although the Coroner's Office is investigating.

In the past five years three people have drowned at Saskatchewan's provincial parks and recreation sites.