UPDATE: Police Recover Missing Boater From Lesser Slave Lake

High Prairie, Alberta– The body of a man who went missing after boating on Lesser Slave Lake was recovered yesterday afternoon by High Prairie RCMP. An autopsy is scheduled for today in Edmonton.

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High Prairie RCMP would like to send their condolences to the family during this difficult time and would like thank all those involved in the search and recovery efforts for their assistance.

The man’s name will not be released.

BACKGROUND:

August 9, 2017

High Prairie RCMP search for missing boater on Lesser Slave Lake *Update 1

High Prairie, Alberta- Recovery efforts continue for a 50 year old male who went missing while fishing near the Hilliard’s Bay boat launch on August 6, 2017.

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) has arrived on scene from British Columbia and has been providing assistance to the High Prairie RCMP.

Efforts are ongoing and an update will be provided when new information becomes available.

BACKGROUND:

August 8, 2017

High Prairie RCMP search for missing boater on Lesser Slave Lake

High Prairie, Alberta – On August 6, 2017 at approximately 6:20 p.m. High Prairie RCMP received a complaint of a missing boater near the Hilliard’s Bay boat launch on Lesser Slave Lake.

A 50 year old male was fishing on a small pontoon boat when it capsized near the shoreline. High Prairie and Faust RCMP, with the assistance of the Faust Fire Department and Slave Lake Regional Search and Rescue searched the area into the early morning hours.
Search efforts are continuing and an update will be provided when new information becomes available.

High Prairie RCMP


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