Search underway for teenage boy after canoe tips on Sask. lake: RCMP

RCMP say search and rescue crews are looking for a teenage boy whose canoe tipped over on a western Saskatchewan lake earlier this week.

Mounties received a report about the missing canoeist on Helene Lake — around 80 kilometres north of North Battleford— at 9:30 p.m CST on Wednesday. They determined a canoe tipped near a boat launch on the lake and one of its occupants, a teen boy, did not resurface. RCMP did not give the teen's specific age, or release any other specifics about him.

Since receiving the report, Turtleford/Glaslyn RCMP have been looking for the missing boy with the help of the Mounties' remotely piloted aircraft system and underwater recovery team.

RCMP said local firefighters and paramedics are also on scene helping with the search efforts.

Police said residents in the area should expect increased first responder presence as the search continues.

Anyone who has information on the missing boy or notices anything that seems out of place in or around Helene Lake is asked to contact RCMP by calling 310-RCMP.