Coroners service investigate drowning of Alberta man

Twenty-three-year-old Alberta man dies after falling from houseboat into lake.

The B.C. Coroners Service is continuing the investigation into the death of a 23-year-old Alberta man whose body was recovered from Shuswap Lake Tuesday after he fell from a houseboat.

On Sept. 6, Sicamous RCMP responded to a medical emergency on the lake near Seymour Arm reported by the BC Ambulance Service. Upon arrival, officers were informed that a 23-year-old man from Innisfail, Alta. had fallen off his houseboat into the lake and did not resurface. Nearby houseboaters who witnessed the incident began searching, and the missing man was located 10 minutes later, not breathing.

Police say resuscitation efforts were started immediately, and the man was transported by boat to land to await the BC Ambulance Service air ambulance.

“Once BC Ambulance Service arrived, attempts to resuscitate the male continued, but ultimately were unsuccessful,” reports Sicamous RCMP Const. Dusty Miller.

Police have notified the family of the deceased and are assisting the provincial coroners service with the investigation.