Man, 65, dies after canoe flips in Isle Lake

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A 65-year-old Edmonton man is dead after the canoe he was in flipped in Isle Lake Sunday, RCMP say.

Evasnburg RCMP said in a news release Tuesday that reports of a police drowning came in around 3 p.m. near the Summer Village of South View at Isle Lake.

Preliminary investigation shows the canoe turned over in the water from the wake of a passing motor boat. About a half hour later, another boat helped pull two people out of the water and took them to shore.

A 64-year-old woman survived but the 65-year-old man was pronounced deceased on scene.

Police say the names of those involved will not be released.

South View is about 90 kilometres west of Edmonton.

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