Lifeguard faces criminal charges after man drowns in northern Alberta pool

The RCMP logo is seen outside the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ‘E’ Division Headquarters in Surrey, British Columbia on April 13, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Alberta RCMP He was charged with manslaughter after drowning a lifeguard in a public swimming pool.

They say officers were called to drown at the Aquatic Center at McDonald Island Park in Fort McMurry on Dec. 12, 2020.

A 34-year-old man was taken to hospital and died six days later.

Mount says there was a lengthy investigation and consultation with Crown prosecutors.

A 25-year-old man from Calgary who was employed as a lifeguard at the pool at the time was charged.

Ruslan Atantayev is scheduled to appear in Fort McMurray Court on November 22nd.

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