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Edmonton teen missing after being swept away in North Saskatchewan River: police

A 14-year-old swimmer is believed to have been caught in a current and swept downstream in the North Saskatchewan River on Sunday.

The boy was swimming with three others on the north side of Terwillegar Park when he was carried away by the water around 5 p.m., according to police.

They've asked the public to keep watch for any possible sightings of the boy.

He has a dark complexion and black hair. He was last seen wearing grey shorts.

Police, firefighters and other emergency partners searched for the teen until dark on Sunday, setting up a command post across from the Edmonton Country Club, east of where the group was swimming.

“We’ve seen lots of resources out here for the family which is fantastic and we’re just one of them to help," said Mary-Ann Warren, Search and Rescue Dog Association of Alberta's training director and coordinator.

"We’re hoping we can put the dog in a position to pick up a scent from the missing person that is presumed drowned. We ourselves are looking for signs, maybe clothing or something else that the missing person might've had.”

Boats were launched into the water at Laurier Park throughout the day.

Police paused the search around 6 p.m. Monday and said it would resume at 9 a.m.

With files from CTV News Edmonton's Marek Tkach

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