British Columbia

Young man's body recovered from Vedder River in Chilliwack

A 22-year-old man became distressed after going into the water on Monday.

Friends were unable to help the 22-year-old after he became distressed and disappeared in the water on Monday

Chilliwack Search and Rescue found the body 22-year-old who apparently drowned in the Vedder River Monday. (Chilliwack SAR)

The body of a 22-year-old man who was last seen swimming with friends in a Chilliwack, B.C., river has been found.

RCMP say friends reported the man became distressed after entering the Vedder River on Monday night.

They say the friends tried to pull the man from the water without success.

The body was discovered by Chilliwack Search and Rescue crews on Tuesday.

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating the death.