The body of 69-year-old man who went missing on Lac La Biche lake last week has been found.

RCMP said they found Donald Stratton at around 10:00 a.m., after getting a call from a local helicopter pilot who saw what appeared to be a human body in the water. Officers went to the scene and retrieved the body.

Stratton had been boating with another man on the evening of Aug. 30. They were removing commercial fishing nets from the lake when a wave struck the boat, knocking the pair into the lake.

Stratton's partner swam to shore and called police.

Police say neither man was wearing a life-jacket.