Saskatoon RCMP have confirmed a body has been located in the South Saskatchewan River in the area where a 17-year-old swimmer was reported missing on Sunday, July 16. The body was found on Friday morning, July 21, according to a news release issued by the RCMP.
The RCMP said the family of the 17-year-old was notified, but positive identification of the deceased has yet to be confirmed.
RCMP are continuing their investigation at the scene.
A four-unit condominium under construction in the Lake Vista neighbourhood of Martensville was levelled by fire in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 20.
Firefighters responded to the call at about 3:00 a.m., according to Martensville Deputy Fire Chief Dean Brooman.
Fire crews used two pumpers and a tanker. When they arrived on scene, the building was fully engulfed and flames were shooting high into the air.
They were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes, and continued actively fighting the blaze until about 6:30 a.m.
“There were multiple 911 calls about a structure fire at this end of the city,” said Brooman in an interview at the scene on Thursday morning as a fire crew soaked down smouldering hotspots in the rubble. “At that time of the night, you never know exactly what to expect, but thankfully the building was unoccupied and we didn’t have to worry about anyone being trapped inside.
“We were able to get good containment on it right away and we’re happy we were able to stop it from going any further than it did.”
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Saskatoon RCMP continue to monitor the South Saskatchewan River from Fred Heal Canoe Launch, downstream to Saskatoon city limits in an effort to locate the missing youth. RCMP personnel are at the site of the canoe launch today. Plans are in place to have further air service support and another RCMP boat resume actively searching.
Strong currents, low water levels and shifting sandbars have presented navigational challenges to all search watercraft.
The RCMP wishes to remind the public that those same conditions make swimming in the South Saskatchewan – or any other fast-moving rivers or streams – potentially dangerous.