On October 19 at 3:55 pm the Brooks RCMP received a report of a diver in distress at Lake Newell in Newell County. After a search and rescue operation conducted by the RCMP and emergency crews, divers recovered his remains on October 22 at 5:00 P.M. The man was a 55 year old Brooks native.

On the 19, witnesses reported that the man was doing maintenance on a dam and never returned.  

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

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