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Body of missing boater recovered from Quesnel Lake

The body a boater reported missing on Quesnel Lake has been recovered by Search and Rescue

The BC Coroners Service and Williams Lake RCMP are investigating after the body of man reported missing to the Williams Lake RCMP yesterday was recovered this morning.

Just after 7 p.m. on August 13, frontline officers from the Williams Lake RCMP were called to Quesnel Lake after receiving a report that a man had gone out on the lake in a boat, and some time later the boat was seen circling with no one on board.

Williams Lake Search and Rescue were called to assist in the search for the 48-year-old Quesnel man. Search efforts were suspended last night but resumed early this morning, when the body of man, believed to be the missing boater was recovered by Search and Rescue.

“We are working closely with the BC Coroners Service to confirm the man’s identity at which point we will be speaking to his family,” said S/Sgt. Del Byron of the Williams Lake RCMP. “Neither the BC Coroners Service or police will be publicly identifying the man.”

The BC Coroners Service is conducting a parallel investigation, to determine the man’s cause of death.

No further information is available.

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