While RCMP will not make any official confirmation at this time, it is starting to look as if a tragic accident occurred involving a 47-year-old woman who was found dead Saturday on a Fort Qu’Appelle area beach and the disappearance of her seven-year-old son.
On Monday afternoon, RCMP announced the search for Greagan Geldenhuys is now a recovery mission as it is believed he is in the water in either Echo Lake or Mission Lake and that like his mother he drowned.
RCMP Sergeant Drew Wagner says they have a large body of water to search, but they are centralizing the efforts to one place which is the water near the B-Say-Tah campground where the two were believed to be headed after making plans to go swimming on Friday afternoon. Wagner says weather conditions were not optimal on Friday
“It was quite windy here on Friday afternoon and as the evening went on.” Wagner said. “As to the exact activities and events on the beach that went on, we do not know at this time and we are not ruling anything out.”
It is believed though foul play was not a factor.
A statement on a Facebook page aimed at helping find Greagan from the family states that it is believed this is a swimming accident and that high winds may have contributed to something going horribly wrong. As to what exactly may have happened, no one knows.