The body of missing teenager Daniel Crossley was discovered Wednesday in Slocan Lake, B.C.
Crossley, 18, was reported missing from his Slocan Valley home in the West Kootenay eight days ago.
His brother Jon says his brother was excited about going to university to study engineering.
"He was seven weeks from graduation and he was looking forward to getting out of Slocan," he said.
"He was a little cooped up and closed in up in the valley there, so he was really looking forward to get out and spread his wings."
Jon believes his brother's death was accidental. Police have yet to comment.