Search for Greagan now a recovery mission

August 27, 2018 2:56 pm

The search for 7-year-old Greagan Geldenhuys of Fort Qu'Appelle continues, however, it is now being treated as a recovery mission.

Recovery efforts are currently focussed on the beach around B-Say-Tah, where it is believed Greagan and his mother Tamaine were on Friday.

Tamaine's body was found at the edge of the water.

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team is searching this area.

RCMP Police Dog Services conducted a ground search this morning and located nothing to further the investigation.

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP, RCMP Search and Rescue, Fort Qu’Appelle Fire Department, Ministry of Environment Conservation Officers are on standby for a continued ground search if required.

This investigation remains ongoing.

RCMP say they have found no evidence to support foul play in the death of Tamaine Geldenhuys or in the disappearance of Greagan.

Many volunteers have been helping in the effort. there have been 16 teams of volunteers out searching for Greagan.

Volunteers have been walking the shoreline, and searching from boats, kayaks and Jet Ski's.

Volunteers have flown drones in hard to reach areas.

Tammaine and Greagan went to B-Say-Tah Beach around 5:00 pm on August 24th.

This is the last communication that we had with them.

At 1:30 pm Saturday, Tammaine was found drowned at the Fort Qu'Appelle Camp ground beach.

After first responders tried to revive her the family was located and the real search began for Greagan.

Family and friends said one area that they have not pursued yet is looking for volunteers that have access to planes to continue the search from above.

The family said they wish to pass on their thanks to all those that have helped spread the word and helped search.