RCMP confirm body of missing swimmer has been recovered

Agassiz, Upper Fraser Valley

2020-08-18 11:51 PDT

File # 2020-34012

RCMP confirm they have recovered the body of the person last seen swimming at Hale Creek Recreation Site on Sunday.

The search for a 20-year-old man believed drowned initiated by the Agassiz RCMP August 16, 2020 ended with the recovery of the man’s body by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) August 17, 2020.

The missing young man, an Asian national from China had been swimming with a friend at Hale Creek Recreation Site, Harrison Lake, says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. When he became visibly distressed, his friend and another person attempted to pull him out of the water without success.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the man’s death.

Agassiz RCMP reached out and continue to offer our support to family and friends during this demanding time, says Rail.

The RCMP or the BC Coroners Service will release no further information.
 

Released by

Cpl. Mike Rail

Media Relations Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
45877 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C8
Office: 604-393-3013
Fax: 604-393-3032

Email: UFVRD_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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