Body of third teenage girl, missing in Alberta's St. Mary River, located
CALGARY -- Alberta RCMP have confirmed to CTV News that the body of the third victim of a drowning in St. Mary River has been found.
Authorities say the 17-year-old's body was recovered Thursday at about 3 p.m.
Rescue crews were called to the area at about 10:30 p.m. on June 10 when three girls, who were swimming and canoeing with a group of 10 people, went missing in the water.
Police say the three girls had trouble getting out of the water and were swept away.
The body of one victim was found shortly after the incident while the second was found at around 6:30 a.m. on June 11.
"Our thoughts are with the family, friends and community members during this difficult time," said Sgt. Kevin Wright in a release. "I would like to thank everyone involved for their tireless efforts over the past week during this tragic time."
The search, which resumed Thursday morning with Raymond/Magrath RCMP, RCMP Air Services, Lethbridge SAR and Fire Services, Vulcan Fire and Rescue and Magrath Fire, has been concluded.
None of the victims have been identified.