Humboldt and Lanigan RCMP responded to a call on November 4, at approximately 2:20 pm, at a residence on Humboldt Lake to assist the Humboldt Fire Department and local EMS who were responding to a report that numerous people had fallen through the ice, into the lake.
Witnesses reported there were five individuals in the water. Officers and emergency personnel on the scene observed three people in the open water where the ice was broken. The three were eventually recovered by firefighters.
One adult female and one female were taken to hospital for assessment and one female child was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The two other individuals, both adult males, did not resurface.
As a result, the Saskatchewan RCMP Underwater Recovery Team attended to conduct searches of the water. On November 5, shortly after 5:00 p.m., the team recovered both men deceased.
The Saskatchewan Coroners Service has taken charge of the investigation.
Due to the nature of the incident, RCMP says there is no element of criminality, and will not be releasing further details including the names of the deceased or anyone involved.
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