Search continues for youth taken by Beaver River

Anyone interested in helping aid in search efforts is asked to first visit the command centre at Highway 897 south of Cold Lake by the bridge spanning the Beaver River.

Crews, search and rescue teams and volunteers continue to search for a missing teenager who fell into the Beaver River on Saturday morning.

17 year old Aaron Thir was fishing with his younger brother near Cold Lake when he got swept into the Beaver River.

Family members say Thir is a strong swimmer and they hope he managed to get out of the river downstream and is lost.

Over 2000 people on facebook are on a group and are coordinating search and rescue efforts.

The teen is described as having red hair and black round glasses. Thir was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt and shorts.

Wicked Watersport Rentals in Cold Lake donated some canoes and kayaks for the volunteer searchers to use in their efforts.

 

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