Breton RCMP search for missing elderly boater on Buck Lake – LOCATED DECEASED

Wetaskiwin County, Alberta –On Oct. 10, 2021, Breton RCMP and the Central Alberta Dive Society (CARDS) team located and recovered the missing boater; a 83 year-old male, of Winfield, Alta. Police have been in contact with next of kin.

The Breton RCMP continue their investigation in partnership with the Chief Medical Examiner’s office. No further updates are anticipated.


Wetaskiwin County, Alberta – On Oct. 5, 2021 at approximately 11:50 a.m., Breton RCMP received a report of a boat anchored in the water with a missing elderly male boater.

Breton RCMP attended and a boat search on the water was conducted with the assistance of Wetaskiwin RCMP, Wetaskiwin County Fire Services, South Pigeon Lake Fire Services and Drayton Valley Search and Rescue. Ground searches were also done by Thorsby and Breton RCMP.

On Oct. 6 2021, Breton and Thorsby RCMP, along with the assistance of the Central Alberta Recovery Dive Society (CARDS) team, are continuing to search for the missing boater.

Missing Boat
Missing Boat

Breton RCMP are asking anyone on Buck Lake in the area of the search to remain clear to allow room to work and to keep an eye out for signs of the missing boater.

If anyone believes they have seen the boat or the male occupant of the boat between Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, please contact Breton RCMP at 780-696-3502. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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