Evansburg RCMP are searching for a Leduc man who disappeared after falling out of a boat at Chip Lake on Saturday evening.

Stephen Thomson, 27, was boating with friends near Wildwood, Alta. when he fell into the water and did not re-surface.

His companions called for help when they were unable to find him.

Police say Thomson was not wearing a lifejacket when he entered the water.

A coordinated search effort is now underway, including individuals from the Parkland County Fire Department, Alberta Conservation, Alberta Fish and Wildlife and the Northern Alberta Aquatic Rescue Society.

Thomson’s friends and family are also helping.

So far, the search effort has been hampered by poor weather and water conditions.

RCMP are still investigating the disappearance. They say no charges have been laid at this time.

Chip Lake is about 130 kilometres west of Edmonton.