(UPDATE: 2:40 p.m.) - The body of a missing B.C. man has been recovered from Alice Lake after a swimmer went missing last night.
Yesterday at about 8:15 p.m. 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 the area and began to search for the man. Ground, air, and water searches were conducted with negative results.
The 20-year-old man from Delta was swimming in the area with friends when he went into distress close to the shore 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 p.m. the team located the body of the man," stated Cpl. 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.
A frantic search is on for a missing man at Alice Lake near Squamish.
The 20-year-old from Delta was swimming in the area on Wednesday night when he went into distress near the shoreline on the southwest side of the lake.
His friends and bystanders immediately started the search for the man, calling Squamish RCMP to inform them of the situation around 8:15 p.m.
Emergency crews quickly got to the scene and joined in on the search, but he remains missing more than 12 hours later.
"The search continues this morning and Squamish RCMP has engaged the assistance of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team,” said Cpl. Sascha Banks.
"At this time we are informing the public that Alice Lake is closed until further notice, but the campground remains open."
Squamish RCMP has been in contact with the man’s family, but his name won’t be released at this time.