RCMP on the Sunshine Coast say the 16-year-old boy who fell into the water at the northern end of Jervis Inlet is from South Korea.
Const. Harrison Mohr says hopes of finding the boy alive are fading.
The youth went into the water Wednesday afternoon near Malibu rapids, at the junction of Jervis and Princess Louisa inlets.
Mohr says the victim was part of a foreign exchange program to Idaho and was visiting the nearby Malibu Club Camp, a Christian camp affiliated with Young Life.
Victim service workers have been brought to the camp where the teen was staying.