Darryl Auksaq

Darryl Auksaq, 16, was last seen starting up a motor on a boat near Igloolik on Aug. 5. The search has been called off and the community held a memorial service for him on Thursday.

The official search for the body of Darryl Auksaq, a teenager missing from Igloolik, Nunavut, has been called off.

Auksaq, 16, was last seen starting up a motor on a boat August 5. That same day, the boat was seen spinning in circles with no passenger about 20 minutes away from the community. 

More than a hundred searchers and a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules scoured the water and shorelines near the community, but they were unable to locate his body.

The community held a memorial service for Auksaq on Thursday.