Male seen struggling at Strathmore lake still missing, RCMP say

A male is missing after he was seen struggling in the water at Kinsmen Lake in the town of Strathmore east of Calgary, RCMP say. (Google - image credit)

Divers continue to search for a male who was seen struggling in a lake in Strathmore, Alta., and later disappeared below the surface, RCMP say.

Strathmore RCMP and the Strathmore Fire Department were called to Kinsmen Lake in the town just east of Calgary at about 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, said a release.

Bystanders had attempted unsuccessfully to help the person struggling in the water.

Divers have so far been unable to locate the male because of light and visibility issues, RCMP said.

Members of the public are asked to avoid the area as recovery efforts continue.