A body believed to be that of a man who fell into the Whitesand River two weeks ago has been located, police say.

RCMP said the body was found by two civilian searchers Thursday around 2:15 p.m. CST.

The searchers were in a boat and spotted the body on the river's edge about one kilometre south of a dam on the waterway, near the community of Canora, Sask.

RCMP were immediately notified and officers went to the scene.

Police said they would not release man's name until they could confirm his identity.

In earlier reports on the missing man, police said he was 22 years old and from Yorkton, Sask.

Police have also not reported on the circumstances of the case beyond saying a witness saw the man fall into the river around 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.

Police began searching the waters after receiving a 911 call from the man's relatives, who had been notified by the witness.

RCMP canine dogs and aircraft were deployed in the search.

Police said Thursday that water levels on the river had dropped, aiding their search efforts.

The Canora Dam is about four kilometres east of the town. Canora is about 230 kilometres northeast of Regina.