Search on for missing teen on camping trip

A teen on a group camping trip who wandered from his site is being sought by Rocky Mountain House police.

A teen on a group camping trip who wandered from his site is being sought by Rocky Mountain House police.

A group from Maskwacis was on a canoe trip and stopped to camp at the Saunders Recreation Area, about 60 km west of Rocky Mountain House.

Police were notified at about 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday that a 15-year-old male had left the camping area and had not returned.

According to a release from Rocky RCMP, the youth went to his tent and when supervisors checked on him they discovered he had packed his things and left.

A Calgary Police Service helicopter assisted the evening search on Tuesday.

Search and Rescue, RCMP police dog services and an RCMP jet boat are searching for the youth.

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