three relations drown at fashionable waterfall in central Alberta

Three adults from one household drowned Tuesday whereas swimming on the backside of Crescent Falls on the Bighorn River in west-central Alberta.


RCMP in Rocky Mountain Home had been alerted Tuesday at eight p.m. to the incident on the falls, about 26 kilometres west of Nordegg.

The three adults had been swimming when considered one of them acquired swept underneath the falls.

The 2 others tried to help when additionally they acquired swept underneath the falls, based on a information launch from Rocky Mountain Home RCMP.  


Three kids, aged 10, six and three, had been on the financial institution, yelling for assist, police mentioned.

Different folks within the space discovered two of the adults and tried to resuscitate them. The physique of the third grownup was discovered at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, RCMP mentioned.

Two of the adults had been 38 years outdated. They lived in Edmonton, RCMP mentioned.


The third member of the family who drowned was a 25-year-old change scholar from Pakistan, based on RCMP.

“There are actually kids with out their dad and mom,” RCMP Cpl. Laurel Scott mentioned in an interview Wednesday. “It is heartbreaking, and I can not even think about how these kids are going to course of this.

“To say tragic — I really feel that does not even do that entire state of affairs justice.” 


Scott mentioned Crescent Falls are significantly harmful as a result of they’re so excessive.

“We provide our heartfelt condolences to everybody affected by and concerned on this tragic incident,” Cpl. Ryan Hack, with the Rocky Mountain Home RCMP, mentioned in a information launch.

“We additionally supply our due to the residents, and accomplice businesses, who instantly jumped into motion to offer help within the face of those highly effective falls.”


Crescent Falls is a sequence of two waterfalls on the Bighorn River.

Crescent Falls Viewpoint is a well-liked provincial campground and picnic space close to Nordegg, about 90 kilometres west of Rocky Mountain Home.