Searchers have recovered the body of a missing boater who was fishing on a small pontoon boat when it capsized.
On Sunday evening around 6:20 RCMP received a call that a boat had overturned near the Hilliard’s Bay boat launch on Lesser Slave Lake.
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team from British Columbia was called into help earlier this week and his body was found Wednesday afternoon by High Prairie RCMP.
An autopsy is scheduled for today and the man’s name will not be released by the RCMP.
High Prairie RCMP are offering condolences “to the family during this difficult time and would like thank all those involved in the search and recovery efforts for their assistance.”