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UPDATE 8/8/19 9:00 A.M.: According to Glacier National Park, the name of the victim in Tuesday's Pray Lake drowning is 64-year-old Wales Wai Ming Poon. He's from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. He was visiting Glacier National Park with family. 


WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body of a 64-year-old Canadian man who is believed to have drowned in a small lake at Glacier National Park in Montana.

The National Park Service says rangers received a report about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday of a man struggling in Pray Lake and then going under water.

Witnesses reported that it appeared the man may have gone into the lake to retrieve a dog. A dog has been found dead.

Rangers dove into the lake but were unable to find the man. Rangers and others searched until dark without finding him, and the search resumed Wednesday morning.

A remote-operated vehicle found his body 30 feet (9 meters) below the surface.

The Park Service says the victim is from Edmonton, Canada. His name was not released.

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