SURREY/CALGARY: In two separate drowning incidents, two Punjabi youths in Canada lost their lives by drowning in lakes.
Manpreet Singh, who was a student of Kwantlen University in British Columbia’s Surrey, drowned at Cultus Lake at Chillwak.
“I can confirm an adult person drowned at Entrance Bay at Cultus Lake today,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail on Saturday.
Manpreet Singh, who belongs from Chak Sharif village of Gurdaspur District, had recently got a work permit and was planning to shift to Winnipeg next week.
An Punjab youth, who drowned in Lake Luise in Alberta, has been identified as Gagandeep Singh.
The Calgary man has still not been found after falling into a fast-moving river north of Lake Louise on Saturday.
Gagandeep Singh alongwith his two friends stopped for a hike near Glacier Lake.
Singh climbed down onto some rocks for a photograph in front of the frigid North Saskatchewan River while his friends were away to click his photo.
His friends turned away just for a moment and when they looked again, Singh was gone.
Gagandeep Singh was a student of Boe Valley College in the medical office assistant program and has been working for about two years. He came to Canada in 2016 on a student visa.
Heartbreaking News: Two international Sikh students have drowned in separate incidents this week in Canada:
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— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) July 27, 2020