Spirit River, Alberta – On 2017-07-28 at approximately 2035 hours, Spirit River members were dispatched to the Smokey River, roughly 10 km downstream from the Watino Bridge.
It was learned that a 15 yr old male was with a group swimming when he got caught in an undercurrent and was pulled below the water surface. Witnesses advise that the male came back up and drifted down river due to the current then went under again and was not seen after that. Members from Spirit River, McLennan, Peace River and Grande Prairie responded. S&R from Peace River and Eaglesham Fire also responded.
The search is ongoing today and a dive team has been called out to assist.
Spirit River RCMP