Davie Lake boat launch. (Access BC photo)

Underwater recovery team finds body of missing kayaker at Davie Lake

RCMP rules out foul play at the moment

The body of a man who went missing on Aug. 22 while kayaking on Davie Lake, north of Prince George, has been recovered by a police underwater recovery team.

The BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was brought in on Sunday after an extensive surface search by the Prince George RCMP and Rescue members failed to locate the missing kayaker.

The divers were able to locate and recover the body of the missing kayaker from Davie Lake on Aug. 24.

RELATED: Missing kayaker north of Prince George

On Saturday, frontline police officers and Prince George Search and Rescue members were called to the lake around 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports that an adult male had disappeared after the kayak he was in turned over. A RCMP helicopter survey of the lake and shoreline was unsuccessful.

According to a media release issued Aug. 25, the man was not wearing a life jacket and the police do not suspect foul play. However, the police have not released any details on the identity of the deceased.

The BC Coroners Service is now conducting a parallel fact-finding investigation to confirm cause of death.

Davie Lake is approximately 80 kilometres north of Prince George near the community of Bear Lake which is a designated place in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

– With files from Thom Barker


Priyanka Ketkar
Multimedia journalist
@PriyankaKetkar

priyanka.ketkar@ldnews.net


Like us on Facebook and follows us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases in the region is at 533

Spirit of community shines through in new Quesnel mural

The mural, which was unveiled Sept. 26, features mosaic tiles painted by local residents

Orange Shirt Society launches first textbook on residential school history

Phyllis Webstad and Joan Sorley worked on the 156-page book to help educate students

Williams Lake city council to approve whale mural

Through e-mail poll of council mural was accepted, it will be ratified at a regular meeting

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

U.S. boater fined $1,000 for violation of Quarantine Act

49-year-old man entered Canada to visit girlfriend in Surrey

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

Most Read