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Charge laid after false report of man falling into the river

By Medicine Hat News on June 15, 2017.

A city man faces a charged of public mischief after making a false report about a man falling into the South Saskatchewan River on June 7.

Drew Tweed, 41, is scheduled to appear in court on July 27.

After the report was made Redcliff RCMP, South East Alberta Search and Rescue and Medicine Fire Services all searched the river to find the missing man. The search was called off after further investigation by the MHPS Major Crimes Section found the report to be false.

The false report was made as local rescue officials were in the midst of searching for a 21-year-old B.C. man who was swept away by the river while swimming on May 31. That search is still ongoing.


Reports of man falling into river Wednesday likely false




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