A 48-year-old man is dead after drowning in Thompson on Monday evening.

Police received a report just after 5 p.m. Monday that the man was swimming in the Burntwood River by the Miles Hart Bridge and was seen struggling to stay afloat and started to drift away.

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Bystanders removed the man from the water and gave him CPR until an ambulance arrived and took him to hospital, where we was pronounced dead.

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