The Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team located the remains of an Alberta man who drowned in Mara Lake on Aug. 20, 2021. (HEART image)

The Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team located the remains of an Alberta man who drowned in Mara Lake on Aug. 20, 2021. (HEART image)

Body of Red Deer man recovered from B.C. lake

64-year-old man had run into trouble while swimming near his boat on Mara Lake Aug. 11

The body of a 64-year-old Red Deer man has been found in Mara Lake in B.C.

The remains were located last Friday by the Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team (HEART) which is a non-profit charitable organization based in Manitoba. Sicamous RCMP removed the body and notified the BC Coroner Service.

The man had been missing and presumed drowned since Aug. 11 when he went into distress while swimming near his boat in deep water on Mara Lake, near Sicamous.

RCMP’s South East District Under Water Recovery Team (URT) conducted a search of the lake from Aug. 13-15 without success. HEART commenced their own three-day search on Aug. 18.

Sicamous RCMP thanked the members of the HEART team for their efforts and success which provided much needed closure to the grieving family of the victim.



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