CALGARY - A search continues for a man who was swept away in the Highwood River just south of Calgary.
Friends say 19-year-old Justin MacNeil was in the Nature’s Hideaway area, near where the Highwood River enters the Bow River, when he decided to go for a swim on Sunday.
He was immediately swept away by the current.
His friends called 9-1-1 around 7:15 p.m., and searchers including the Calgary police helicopter did extensive patrols of the river, but they have not been able to find him.
The Highwood River was recently under a flood advisory because of heavy rain.
RCMP warn it is still moving faster than normal, and is filled with debris.