A search is underway for a 17-year-old boy who went swimming in the South Saskatchewan River Sunday.
Witnesses confirmed the youth went missing from the beach at Fred Heal canoe launch, around 12 kilometres south of Saskatoon.
In a news release, RCMP said they were notified at 8:45 p.m. July 16.
RCMP, Saskatoon police and the city fire department all have resources on scene and are continuing to search the water and surrounding area.
Search Manager Kim Audette told 650 CKOM that 60 search-and-rescue-volunteers were assisting with the search.
Audette said ground search volunteers started at 8 a.m. Monday, but shoreline cliffs were adding a layer of difficulty.
Members of the teen’s church came from one hour south of Saskatoon to provide lunch for the search party.
— Chris Vandenbreekel (@Vandecision) July 17, 2017