13-year-old girl drowns in Wetaskiwin

RCMP responded to a teenage girl who was drowning at By-The-Lake Park in Wetaskiwin Thursday.

Police said they received reports of a missing swimmer around 2:30 p.m. on Canada Day. Witnesses reported a 13-year-old had fallen into the water and failed to resurface, while with friends and family.

Wetaskiwin RCMP, Wetaskiwin Fire, Pigeon Lake Fire, and EMS searched for the girl.

At 6:26 p.m., the Central Alberta Recovery Divers Service (CARDS) located the youth in the water. She was transported to Wetaskiwin Hospital and attempts were made to resuscitate her, however, she was pronounced dead.