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Police say an eight-year-old boy has died in an apparent canoeing mishap during a storm in Alberta.

RCMP say two children had been canoeing at Poplar Point in Lac La Biche on Saturday when the winds picked up and a storm moved in.

Investigators say family and friends called police after losing sight of the canoe.

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The Mounties say a 13-year-old was found unharmed and was taken to the Lac La Biche hospital for examination.

The eight-year-old was located a short time later but was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at hospital.

RCMP said in a release Sunday that the boy’s name would not be released.

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