On June 19, 2020, just before 8 p.m., La Ronge RCMP received a report of a missing 14-year-old male.
The boy was reported to have been travelling across Bigstone Road on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and was not seen since 4 p.m. that day. Family members made efforts to locate him, but were unsuccessful.
The Canadian Rangers were deployed and La Ronge RCMP assisted them with the search.
At approximately 10:15 p.m., a Canadian Ranger located the male approximately three kilometers from where he had entered the forested area along Bigstone Road. The male was reported to not have sustained any serious injuries and was taken to his family.
"We are fortunate to have an excellent partnership with the Canadian Rangers," said Acting La Ronge Detachment Commander Josh Hallett, "The Rangers have local expertise of the area and are able to gather a large number of searchers quickly. In this instance, the Rangers were familiar with the wooded area. It was critical the youth was located before dark, as he had no overnight supplies or equipment. We are thankful for the successful outcome and want to acknowledge what a big support the Rangers have been on this and many other searches in the north."