Miss­ing scuba diver found in mud at bot­tom of lake

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

ATHABASCA, Alta. — The body of a miss­ing scuba diver has been found par­tially em­bed­ded in the mud at the bot­tom of a north­ern Al­berta lake. RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeremie Landry says com­mer­cial divers were work­ing Sun­day to free the body of the 44-year-old man from the mud in Is­land Lake, about 150 me­tres from shore and at a depth of ap­prox­i­mately five me­tres. Landry says the man, who was from Athabasca County, went for a recre­ational dive alone on Satur­day af­ter­noon and was re­ported miss­ing about two hours later.

Po­lice are not re­leas­ing the man’s name.

They say the cir­cum­stances of his death re­main un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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