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A four-year-old boy has drowned in Gods River in Shamattawa, the RCMP have confirmed. 

On June 12, Shamattawa RCMP were told of a four-year-old boy who went under the water after struggling to swim. Community members and RCMP began in-water, boat, and shore searches. Local residents set up nets downstream for the child wouldn't be swept away.

Boat searches continued on June 13, with Sustainable Development providing a helicopter to assist with the search.

On June 14, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team arrived and continued with search and dives. The child was later found in one of the nets and was deceased.

RCMP spokespeople say no foul play is suspected.

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