Coquitlam: Coquitlam Mounties have confirmed that a body located by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team is a 19-year-old Surrey man that went missing on July 17, 2018.
Coquitlam RCMP and our Victim Services are doing their best to support the family. As you can imagine, the family is very upset, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP.
The missing man was found at about 6:00 p.m. last night in about 40 metres of water. The man was located near the spot where he was last seen about 100 metres from the shore of Buntzen Lake.
The BC Coroner’s Service is scheduling an autopsy but there is no indication of foul play.
As our hot summer continues, we’d like to remind everyone to take precautions around our lakes and rivers, says Corporal McLaughlin. Even a well-managed, popular place like Buntzen Lake has inherent risks. Exercising your best judgment, and using approved Personal Floatation Devices, could save a life.