Bodies of three Slocan drowning victims may have been found
The bodies of three young men missing and presumed drowned after a canoeing accident on Slocal Lake may have been found, according to RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little.
“On Monday, May 26, the RCMP were contacted by the owner of Ralston & Associates, underwater recovery specialists, who believe they have located the three missing youths who drowned in the canoeing accident on May 10,” he said. “The Ralstons were hired by some of the families to continue searching for the three, after the 10-day search had been suspended.
He said the bodies were discovered in roughly 500 feet of water and further out than was originally reported.
“Additional recovery equipment is being brought in from the Lower Mainland to assist in their recovery. The RCMP dive team will be providing support in the recovery efforts, which are expected to take place on Wednesday.”
Little said the families of the youths have been notified of the situation and, “will be supported by Victim Services and the B.C. Coroners Service”.
Additional information will be made available later in the week.”