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Teen found dead days after going missing while swimming at Sask. lake

Tuesday, June 21st 2022, 1:50 pm - The boy was swimming at Barney's Beach with 4 friends last Friday afternoon

CBC: 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) 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)

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.

This article was originally published for CBC News.


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