A man died after being found floating in the North Saskatchewan River near Edmonton. (Photo courtesy edmonton.ca).

Man dies after being found in North Saskatchewan River southwest of Edmonton

EDMONTON — A 53-year old man has died after he was found in the North Saskatchewan River near Edmonton.

RCMP say officers responded to Devon Voyageur Park near the Highway 60 bridge southwest of Edmonton just before 4 p.m. Sunday.

Cpl. John Pike told CTV News that police received a call about a man who was floating in the river.

Police and firefighters used a boat to get the man out of the river and he was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

The man was declared dead in hospital.

Police say there’s no evidence of foul play in the man’s death and no further information will be provided.

(CTV Edmonton, The Canadian Press)

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Aug. 3, 2020.

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