According to RCMP, search efforts ended Friday evening when the boys body was pulled from the water.
The search efforts from all agencies and volunteers was greatly appreciated, said spokesperson Cpl. Teri-Ann Deobald.
The boy was reported missing on Sept. 1 after a boater spotted him falling off a small boat in the lake. His empty boat later washed up on shore.
Teens body recovered from northern Alberta lake after 3-week search
Police received a call from a boater who saw the boy fall into the lake, south of Fort McMurray, in the afternoon of September 1. The watercraft he was using was found washed up on the shore.
In a statement Friday night, Wood Buffalo RCMP thanked the community for their help and the support shown to the boy’s family.
Lac La Biche RCMP are asking for the publics help to find a missing woman, who was last seen earlier this month in that area.
The body of a 16-year-old boy who went missing in Gregoire Lake earlier this month was found Friday evening, Wood Buffalo RCMP say.
The boy was seen falling into the water at around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 1. He was believed to have been on a watercraft that later washed up on shore, RCMP said.
Dive teams used special sonar equipment and underwater cameras to scan the lake for days after the boy went missing, but rough water and bad visibility hindered the search.
His body was pulled from the water Friday evening and his family has been notified, RCMP said in a media release.
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