Regina police say man’s demise in Wascana Lake was unintended

The death of a man found in Wascana Lake late Friday is being called an accident.

On Monday, the Regina Police Service issued a media release saying investigators and the coroner’s officer had determined the death “appears to be accidental.” However, the police didn’t release a cause of death.

At about 11:30 p.m., Regina police and Regina Fire and Protective Services were called to the north side of Wascana Lake for a report of an unresponsive man in the water.

Firefighters found the 46-year-old man in the lake and got him to shore, but efforts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s name hasn’t been released.

The man’s body was found the same day a public inquest into the death of Samwel Uko wrapped up in Regina. Uko drowned in Wascana Lake in May of 2020.

According to his family, the former University of Saskatchewan Huskies football player had gone to a Regina hospital seeking help for mental health issues, but was turned away without getting assistance.

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