RCMP are assisting the BC Coroners Service as they investigate a drowning in Lake Country.
Police say a 31 year old Alberta man had been swimming to a floating dock on Wood Lake on Oyama Road near Trask Road Wednesday afternoon, when a family member notice he had not re-surfaced.
“The Lake Country Volunteer Fire Department launched their rescue vessel, while two divers from the fire department searched the lake with the support of multiple civilian boats,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “The man’s body was located below the water’s surface, in approximately 8 feet of water. Rescuers quickly pulled the man from the lake and immediately began CPR. He had been transported by emergency medical crews with BC Ambulance Service to an area hospital.”
The man could not be resuscitated and was pronounced dead in hospital.
“The Lake Country RCMP would like to recognize all those members of the public who without hesitation began to search for the missing man, and continue to aid emergency crews with pulling the man from the lake and performing life-saving measures,” adds Cpl. O’Donaghey.