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Man dies swimming to shore after falling in lake

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An 82-year-old man is dead following a boating mishap in Whiteshell Provincial Park.

The incident occurred Monday morning about 8 a.m. at Lamprey Falls, 12 kilometres northeast of Pointe du Bois.

Lac du Bonnet RCMP say two Winnipeg men, aged 50 and 82, were fishing, and while attempting to anchor the boat, both men were thrown into the water. The men were wearing life jackets.

While attempting to get back to shore, the 82-year-old stopped breathing and could not be revived.

His name will not be released.

The investigation continues.

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