Teen who went missing while swimming at Sask. lake found dead after days of searching

·1 min read
Moose Jaw RCMP say a teenage boy between the ages of 15 and 17 was swept out into the water by wind and waves around 5:30 p.m. Friday at Barney's Beach near Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. (Sam Maciag/CBC News - image credit)
Moose Jaw RCMP say a teenage boy between the ages of 15 and 17 was swept out into the water by wind and waves around 5:30 p.m. Friday at Barney's Beach near Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. (Sam Maciag/CBC News - image credit)

A teenager who was swept out into a Saskatchewan lake by high winds last Friday has been found dead.

Police say the teenage boy was swimming at Barney's Beach at Buffalo Pound Lake, near Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, with four friends last Friday afternoon when winds picked up and blew him out into deeper water.

An extensive search of the area was conducted through the weekend and into Monday.

On Tuesday morning, a member of the public found the teen's body washed up on shore near the beach.

Police say his family has been notified of the discovery.

It was previously released that the teen was between the ages of 15 and 17.

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is about 50 kilometres northwest of Regina.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting