Child, two men dead in attempted rescue after girls fall through ice on lake near Humboldt

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A girl and two men are dead after a group of people fell through the ice on Humboldt Lake east of Saskatoon, according to RCMP.

Police said witnesses saw “numerous people” go into the water on Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were able to pull a woman and two girls from the open water where the ice was broken through, while two men did not resurface.

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One of the girls was pronounced dead at the scene, RCMP said. The woman and the other girl were taken to a nearby hospital.

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Members of the RCMP underwater recovery team located the bodies of the two men shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Members of the Humboldt and Lanigan RCMP detachments responded to a home on the lake to assist Humboldt firefighters and local paramedics who had responded to the scene.

The provincial coroner is investigating.

RCMP did not release any further details, including what the group had been doing on the ice, but did say that there was “no element of criminality” involved.

Humboldt Lake is about 123 kilometres east of Saskatoon.

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