Whitemouth RCMP received a report of a possible drowning on Saturday morning, May 27th.
At 11:44am, officers were advised that a 12-year-old male, from Winnipeg, was last seen climbing down the rocks at Sturgeon Falls in the Whiteshell Provincial Park, when he slipped into the water, and almost immediately went under in the rapids.
A by-stander jumped into the water to help but could not safely bring him to shore.
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, along with assistance from Manitoba Conservation Officers & Manitoba Parks staff, are currently on scene.
Whitemouth RCMP continues to investigate.