UPDATED: Man dies after going missing in Squamish lake

Man in his 20s had been on inflatable device in Browning Lake when he went missing: he was taken to hospital but later died

A young man who was reported missing in the water at Murrin Provincial Park on Monday has died, Squamish RCMP said.

On Monday, Aug. 10, at  6:40 p.m. the Squamish RCMP were called to the park due to a missing swimmer in Browning Lake.

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The man's friends and witnesses told police a man in his mid-20s had been on an inflatable device, had slipped off, and could not be found.

After a frantic search, the man was found. He was provided lifesaving measures by paramedics with BC Ambulance and Squamish Fire Rescue and was then taken to hospital, but he did not survive.

The Squamish RCMP will continue to investigate the details leading up to the man's death and will work alongside the BC Coroners Service in order to determine what happened Monday and to provide messaging on how to prevent this from happening in the future, Sgt. Sascha Banks said in a news release.

The man's family has been notified, but his name will not be released, police said.

"Water safety has always been a concern in the Sea to Sky and the ocean, lakes and rivers in the Squamish area are no exception," said Banks. "Our thoughts are with the young man's family and friends. I, unfortunately, have had to provide this adventuring safely message in the Sea to Sky far too many times, I can only ask that you please, please be safe in our communities."

If anyone who was there and has information important to the investigation please contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100.


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