August 18, 2014 9:46 pm
Updated: August 19, 2014 2:29 pm

3 teens drown in northern Alberta river

The Peace River near the Fox Creek First Nation. Three local teens drowned in the river.


CALGARY- Three teenagers have died after drowning near Fort Vermilion in northern Alberta.

RCMP were called on Friday around 8 p.m., after someone reported that three young men swimming in the Peace River had gone missing.

Mounties and the North Peace Tribal Service of the Fox Lake First Nations searched for the group all weekend, and recovered the body of a 14-year-old.

Around 11 a.m. on Monday, the body of a 15-year-old was found. Shortly before 1:30 p.m., the third victim was recovered, who has been identified as a 16-year-old.

RCMP say the victims were found about 50 feet from where they disappeared, and none of them were wearing life jackets.




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