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Body found in southern Alberta canal

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UPDATE:

The RCMP can confirm that the deceased man located Monday morning in the Spring Hill Canal is Joseph Given of Calgary.

In collaboration with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary, the RCMP continue to investigate this death.   There is no indication that this is a criminal investigation, and there will be no further updates.

Background:

RCMP in Brooks say a man’s body was found this week in a canal, however there’s nothing suspicious regarding his death.

Early Tuesday, the Brooks Fire Department was conducting a search and found the body in the Spring Hill Canal, just west of that southern Alberta town.

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The man has not been identified yet. It’s believed however, the person found is likely a Calgary man who went missing last Friday.

Police had issued an advisory saying 25 year old Joseph Given was missing after a truck he was driving was found submerged in the ravine.

RCMP will provide an update when more information is available.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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