British Columbia

BC Coroners Service investigate Cultus Lake drowning

Emergency crews responded to a possible drowning at a popular lake in the Fraser Valley Saturday afternoon.

Drowning follows a separate but similar incident on Thursday

Paramedics were called to Cultus Lake around 3 p.m. (Shane MacKichan)

Emergency crews responded to a drowning at a popular lake in the Fraser Valley Saturday afternoon.

Jose Vargas, a spokesman with B.C. Emergency Health Services, said paramedics were called to Cultus Lake around 3 p.m.

He said an adult was recovered from the water but wasn't taken to hospital by any of the three ground ambulance crews that responded.

The BC Coroners Services confirmed in an email to The Canadian Press that a man had died, but provided no further details, saying the circumstances surrounding the incident were still under investigation.

Another person drowned in a separate incident at Shuswap Lake on Thursday afternoon.

John Schut of Shuswap Search and Rescue said 14 members searched for the 22-year-old man from Edmonton but could not find his body by nightfall. RCMP recovered the body on Friday.

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