Body of Saskatchewan man recovered from Mara Lake

Man dies after jumping into water; RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigating.

Sicamous RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the death of a 24-year-old Saskatchewan man on Mara Lake.

Police say the man died on Tuesday, Aug. 4, after he’d jumped from a houseboat into the water and did not resurface.

“With the assistance of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and the RCMP dive team, the body was recovered a short distance from the boat,” states Sicamous RCMP Const. Dusty Miller in a news release.

Miller adds alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.