The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, is investigating the death of an adult male, which occurred in Wascana Park the evening of Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Police were initially called at approximately 7:36 p.m., the evening of Thursday, May 21st, to an area on the north side of Wascana Lake, near the band shell. The initial information received indicted a male was “swimming” in the lake, but then was no longer visible to witnesses. Further investigation discovered some clothing and a cell phone on the shore near the spot where the male entered the water. Police Communications personnel notified the Regina Fire Department and the Provincial Capital Commission, as well as the Regina Police Service Underwater Investigation and Recovery team (UIRT) and EMS. Searches for the unknown male, on land and in the water, resulted in the discovery of an unresponsive, adult male under the water. At approximately 21:18 p.m., EMS pronounced the male deceased. The Coroner was called to the scene and the death investigation began. Among immediate duties are the identification of the deceased person and the notification of his death to his next-of-kin. Police will work in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service to determine the circumstances of this person’s death.
While police have gathered many witness statements, there may be others who witnessed all or part of this event. Anyone who has more information to add to this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). There are no other details available at this time.