Calgary boater's body recovered from Yukon lake
The body of a Calgary boater missing since last July was recovered from Teslin Lake in Yukon on Tuesday.
Yukon RCMP found the body under the ice at a depth of about 44 metres with the help of a remote-operated vehicle equipped with side-scan sonar and video.
The man was boating with his wife in Teslin Lake last summer when a wave swamped their boat throwing them both in the water. She had a life-jacket.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Brad Kaeding says her husband did not.
"It's not that much different than saying if I am driving my car, if I see an accident about to happen, I'll just put my seatbelt on then," he said. "The same kind of thinking applies."
The man's wife was able to make it to shore and hiked to a cabin where she called RCMP.
Neither the man nor the boat was found after several weeks of searching on land, water and by air.
The RCMP says it is now working with the Yukon Coroner’s Office to complete the investigation.