Man dies after swimming out to help wife, kids

MEDICINE HAT — A man in southern Alberta drowned this weekend after he swam out to help his wife and two young children when their kayaks flipped.

MEDICINE HAT — A man in southern Alberta drowned this weekend after he swam out to help his wife and two young children when their kayaks flipped.

The woman and children made it back to shore, but the man disappeared beneath the water on his way back to land.

Other campers at the lake found him, pulled him from the water and performed CPR.

Emergency medical personnel took over when they arrived but they couldn’t save him.

The tragedy occurred at Lake Cavan near Medicine Hat on Saturday evening.