On October 19 at 3:55 pm the Brooks RCMP received a report of a diver in distress at Lake Newell in Newell County.

Witnesses report that a diver was doing maintenance on a dam and never returned.  RCMP and emergency crews remain on-scene and a recovery effort is currently underway. The diver is being reported as a 55-year-old male resident of Brooks.

Occupational Health and Safety have been advised and are conducting an investigation.

Additional details to follow as provided by the RCMP.