Body Pulled From Red River Identified as Missing Boater


WINNIPEG – Sunday afternoon Manitoba Post reported a man’s body had been found in the Red River. Police have identified the man as 27-year old Brett Oryniak.

Police said the body was located in the Red River in the area of Main Street and Benn Avenue around around 7:00PM on Saturday evening.

Oryniak was one of four men on a boat when it capsized on Friday, May 4th on the Red River near the Chief Peguis Trail Bridge. The three other men made it to shore safely.

The driver of the boat, a 24-year-old man, was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested for Impaired Driving While Ability Impaired Causing Death, Driving While Ability Impaired, and Causing Death by Criminal Negligence

A post by Josei Matt on a GoFundMe page, says, “I’d like to thank HEART for their quick acting, their support and the fact that they didn’t need to be there to help us but they were“.

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