Pilot spots body of missing boater
The body of an elderly man has been recovered from a lake northeast of Edmonton.
RCMP say the body of 69-year-old Donald Stratton was spotted from the air by a helicopter pilot who then directed officers to the scene at Lac La Biche.
Stratton had been missing since Aug. 30 when he and a friend went boating on the lake to retrieve a fishing net. The 62-year-old friend told police they both ended up falling into the water after a wave hit the side of their small boat.
Neither man was wearing a life-jacket, with Stratton, the weaker swimmer of the two, last seen clinging to the boat in rough water.