What could have been a tragedy was averted thanks to common sense when being on the water.
RCMP say they received a call around 12:30 AM Saturday morning saying a boat had sunk in Lake Diefenbaker near Prairie Lake Regional Park with 13 on board.
Nine made it safely back to shore, but four others including three children were unaccounted for. They were found safely a short distance away.
RCMP say all 13 were wearing life jackets.
An investigation into the incident is underway.