The family of Greagan Geldenhuys is remembering the young boy as fearless and friendly.

“Greagan loved his family, friends, and dogs, he was so proud of his incredible garden, enjoyed building with wood and nails, loved creating with Lego, and was so excited to return to school this fall.” a statement made on behalf of the family, by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, said.

Greagan’s body was found on Sept. 2, on the beach of the Fort Campground in Fort Qu’appelle. He had been missing for over a week following the discovery of his mother Tamaine Geldenhuys’ body on August 25, on the same beach.

A memorial site has been growing beside the lake to honour the Geldenhuys’.

“I think personally I appreciate the family’s comments about suggesting we all continue to enjoy the lakes,” Jerry Whiting, Mayor of Fort Qu’appelle said. “But to pay special attention to the important message of water safety.”

Both Whiting and the Geldenhuys family have made special mention of the volunteer searchers who came from all over the province and other parts of Canada to help look for Greagan.

RCMP are working with a coroner who will be conducting an autopsy.

Police do not suspect foul play, and the family believes their loved ones were simply the victims of a tragic swimming accident.

Based on a report by Colton Wiens.