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UPDATE: Body of missing boater recovered

UPDATE #3: High Prairie RCMP say they recovered the body of the missing boater Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy is scheduled for today in Edmonton. The deceased’s name is not being released.

UPDATE #2: RCMP now say the missing man is 50, not 40 as previously released.

UPDATE: High Prairie RCMP say the search for the 50 year old man continues. An Underwater Recovery Team has been brought in from B.C. to help.

A search is underway for a missing boater on Lesser Slave Lake. High Prairie RCMP say a 50 year old man had been fishing on a small pontoon boat when it capsized near the shore Sunday evening.

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Mounties responded to the Hilliard’s Bay boat launch around 6:20 p.m. and searched the area with the Faust Fire Department and Slave Lake Regional Search and Rescue into the early morning hours.

Corporal Chris Warren says their efforts continue.

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