Teenager missing, may have drowned in central Alta. lake: RCMP


A teenager is missing after reports of a possible drowning in a lake in central Alberta, according to RCMP.

Stettler RCMP were called to Buffalo Lake near Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort, about 115 kilometres southeast of Edmonton, on Tuesday around 4:20 p.m.

Ajay Purba, a 17-year-old from Airdrie, had been floating on a tube on the lake with family and friends before possibly drowning, RCMP confirmed.

An RCMP drone, fire crews and a STARS air ambulance were all deployed to search for Purba, police said.

Emergency crews were unable to locate the teenager in the water, and the search resumed Wednesday.

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