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UPDATE: Stettler RCMP recover body of missing Airdrie teenager in Buffalo Lake

Today, Stettler RCMP stated they will continue the search of Buffalo Lake for missing Airdrie resident 17-year-old Ajay Purba, with the assistance of support units and other agencies.
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STARS Air Ambulance responded to a reported possible drowning in Buffalo Lake on Aug. 29. RCMP confirmed the next day they are searching the lake for a 17-year-old from Airdrie. The teen's body has now been found. File photo/Great West Media


The Stettler RCMP, along with partner agencies, report they recovered the body of 17-year-old Airdrie teem from Buffalo lake on Aug. 30.



An Airdrie teenager is believed to have drowned in Buffalo Lake on Aug. 29, according to statements from Stettler RCMP. 

The detachment stated they received a report of a possible drowning at the Central Alberta lake near the Ol' MacDonalds Resort that day. Emergency crews involving Stettler firefighters, STARS air ambulance, and an RCMP drone responded to the report, but were unable to locate the victim, who was believed to still be in the water.

The next day, Stettler RCMP followed up by stating they will continue the search for the missing 17-year-old, with the assistance of support units and other agencies

"Additional updates will be provided when available," the release stated.

Editor's note: The name of the missing teen was removed from this article at the request of his family. 

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