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Missing 17-year-old recovered

Search crews have recovered missing 17-year-old Aaron Thir who was swept away by the Beaver River on Saturday.
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Search crews have located the body of missing 17-year-old Aaron Thir.

COLD LAKE - Aaron Thir has been recovered. 

Chris Kent-Rodgman notified the community on behalf of the family through the social media page 'Finding Aaron' late Wednesday night that the 17-year-old's body had been found by search crews. 

The teen went missing on Saturday morning after he was swept away by the Beaver River while fishing with his brother. 

After days of searching using air, land, and water equipment, Thir's body has been located, the family posted. 

"It has been a difficult week," Kent-Rodgman said in the post. "Aaron has been found."

He continued, "It is not the conclusion we had all hoped for, but he is home again, and the processing of this profound grief can begin... From all of us, rest easy little brother."

A GoFundMePage has been created to assist the family with funeral costs. will update as more information becomes available. 

Meagan MacEachern, Bonnyville Nouvelle

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