Loon Lake RCMP say they have recovered the body of a six-year-old boy who disappeared from Makwa Lake over a month ago.
Police believe the child was playing by the lake near the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation when he was pulled from the sandbar by strong currents and swept away. This occurred around 7 PM on June 23rd, and a search party was organized, made up of several local residents, police detachments and rescue organizations on the ground, in the air and on the lake.
The boy was recovered by the Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team over a kilometre from where he was reported missing.
Loon Lake RCMP is thanking the public for their assistance in this search, and say their thoughts are with the family and friends of the child at this time.