Saskatoon RCMP recover body along Black Strap Lake

July 31, 2019
Blackstrap Lake, Saskatchewan

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Earlier this afternoon, Saskatoon RCMP have recovered a body along Black Strap Lake, SK.

The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.

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Saskatoon RCMP UPDATE: Search efforts ongoing for missing person presumed drowned in Black Strap Lake

2019-07-31

The Saskatchewan and Manitoba RCMP Underwater Recovery Team have completed their searches last night to locate the 36-year-old-male who had gone missing while operating a Jet Ski on July 27, 2019. Their search efforts have produced negative results.

Based on the evidence gathered to date, the male is presumed drowned. Victim Services have been engaged and are providing support to the family.

Saskatoon RCMP will continue patrolling the north shore line of Black Strap Lake (north of the bridge) until recovery efforts are complete.

Boat launches have been reopened and regular boat trafficking has been resumed.

Saskatchewan RCMP – Search for missing person in Black Strap Lake continues

On July 27, 2019, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Saskatoon RCMP responded to the report of a 36-year-old male who went missing while operating a Jet Ski on Black Strap Lake, SK. He was the lone occupant of the Jet Ski.

Search efforts began immediately with Dundurn Fire and Rescue, STARS air ambulance, Saskatoon Police Service Air Support and Saskatoon Fire who assisted in locating the male. Initial recovery efforts were unsuccessful due to darkness and strong winds.

The Manitoba RCMP Underwater Recovery Team has been called to assist and began their search today on July 29, 2019.

Saskatoon RCMP will remain on scene at the far north end of Black Strap Lake (north of the bridge) until recovery efforts are complete. For the duration of the search, they are restricting boat trafficking at the north end of Black Strap Lake. Officers request the public to use alternate boat launches to provide sufficient space for the setup of the resources required to conduct the search.

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