Maskwacis teen missing near Rocky Mountain House located

Search and rescue crews say they have found a 15-year-old boy after he went missing late Tuesday night near Rocky Mountain House.

15-year-old had packed his things and left the campsite, say RCMP

The teenager went missing near the Saunders area, which is roughly 50 kilometres west of Rocky Mountain House. (Google Street View)

Search and rescue crews say they have found a 15-year-old boy after he went missing late Tuesday night near Rocky Mountain House.

RCMP say the teenager was on a canoe trip in the Saunders area, which is located 50 kilometres west of the town, with a group from Hobbema — which is now known as Maskwacis.

Staff Sgt. Bill Laidlaw said the youth had walked away from a group camp around 11:50 p.m. MT.

"The youth went to his tent but when his supervisors checked on him, they discovered he had packed his things and left," said RCMP in a release.

The Calgary police helicopter was called in to help. 

"The youth was located safe and sound via helicopter [that] spotted him near the Saunders area," said RCMP.

Laidlaw said police were concerned with factors such as wild animals, dehydration and starvation.