Body of 6-year-old boy who disappeared in Makwa Lake, near Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, SK., recovered by H.E.A.R.T.

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, Saskatchewan – Yesterday afternoon, at approximately 3 p.m., members from the Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team (HEART) recovered the body of the 6-year-old boy who disappeared in Makwa Lake on June 23, 2020. The body was located over a kilometre away from where he was last seen.

On behalf of the Saskatchewan RCMP, the Loon Lake Detachment would like to thank all local residents, family members, friends and organizations on the ground, air and on the lake for their dedication in the search.

(File Photo) Tragic Drowning on Loon Lake
(File Photo) Tragic Drowning on Loon Lake

Our thoughts continue to be with the family during this tragic time.

Backgrounder

On June 23, at approximately 7 p.m., Loon Lake RCMP responded to the report of the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy playing on a sandbar of the southeast end of Makwa Lake, near Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, SK. The 6-year-old boy was pulled from the sandbar by strong currents and swept away.



A search for the 6-year-old boy was organized with the help of several local residents and organizations on the ground, from the air and on the lake. Loon Lake RCMP was assisted by Meadow Lake RCMP, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Conservation officers, Loon Lake Fire Department, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA), Saskatchewan RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, Saskatchewan RCMP Search and Rescue, North Battleford RCMP Police Dog Services, Pierceland RCMP, Prince Albert Grand Council Emergency Services, Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team (HEART), Grandmother’s Bay Recovery Team, Lloydminster Rescue Squad, Canadian Search and Disaster Dogs Association (CASDDA), Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, Meadow Lake Tribal Council, along with a dozen RCMP members from across the Province and numerous residents, family members and friends.

The body of the 6-year-old boy has not been recovered. The search continues.

Loon Lake RCMP



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