REGINA -- The body of a man who went missing in Lake Diefenbaker on July 1 has been found, according to Saskatchewan RCMP.

The RCMP said the Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team located the body in Lake Diefenbaker during a search Thursday and alerted RCMP.

RCMP and conservation officers identified the body as a 36-year-old man from Central Butte who jumped into the water on July 1 to help children who were swimming and in distress. The children were brought into the boat, but RCMP said the man did not resurface.

In a statement, RCMP said the man’s family has been notified.