Squamish: On June 20th, at approximately 8:15 pm Squamish RCMP received a call from a bystander at Alice Lake who stated they heard someone screaming about a man in the water and they were trying to find them. Squamish RCMP, SAR, Fire Services, and BC Ambulance Service attended to the area and began to search for the man. Ground, air, and water searches were conducted with negative results.
A 20 year old man from Delta, and was swimming in the area with friends when he went into distress close to the shore line on the Southwest side of the lake. His friends and bystanders immediately searched the area for him and called for help.
“Four members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) arrived at Alice Lake this morning and shortly after 1:00 pm the team located the body of the man” stated Corporal Sascha Banks. “At this time we are informing the public that Alice Lake is still closed until all units are clear from the area. Squamish RCMP and it’s partners are wanting to extend their thoughts out to the family and friends of the man”
Squamish RCMP is in contact with the man’s family but his name will not be released at this time.