Search on for missing man after tubing fun takes tragic turn on Sylvan lake

SYLVAN LAKE, Alta. — A young man is missing and presumed drowned after he fell into the water while riding an inner tube on a central Alberta lake.

RCMP say two males were using inner tubes on Sylvan Lake, west of Red Deer, Wednesday afternoon when a wave knocked both into the water.

One of the males was helped out by some people who were close by in a dinghy but the second person, who is in his 20s, could not be found.

A child who was in the dinghy swam to shore for help but police say no children needed to be rescued.

Mounties, aided by the RCMP helicopter and civilian boaters, started a search for the missing man.

The effort was eventually suspended due to darkness but will continue today.

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