Father, 49, drowns after rescuing son, 3, at Leduc County's Wizard Lake

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RCMP will continue the search for the body of the 49-year-old man who rescued his son at Wizard Lake Wednesday night. RCMP say the man drowned.  (CBC - image credit)
RCMP will continue the search for the body of the 49-year-old man who rescued his son at Wizard Lake Wednesday night. RCMP say the man drowned. (CBC - image credit)

A 49-year-old man drowned after saving his three year old son at a lake in Leduc County Wednesday night.

Leduc RCMP were called to Wizard Lake, located about 68 kilometres south of Edmonton, around 7:20 p.m. for a drowning at Jubilee Park, which is the day use area at the lake.

The man's body was not recovered Wednesday night. RCMP said a search for the man will resume Thursday with the RCMP dive team.

RCMP were scheduled to speak about water safety on Thursday because of a string of recent drownings in the province.

"So far in 2021, Alberta RCMP have responded to 14 drownings," said Staff Sergeant Brent Meyer of Central Alberta District RCMP and marine instructor for Alberta RCMP in a news release.

"Drownings are usually preventable. A few easy precautions can help you enjoy Alberta's waterways safely."

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