Clearwater man drowns in Adams Lake

The man reportedly was fishing with his 22-year-old nephew near Refuge Bay in a 12-foot aluminum boat

A 57-year-old Clearwater man drowned while fishing in Adams Lake early Saturday morning. His body was recovered Sunday morning. As of press-time the man’s name had not been released.

The man reportedly was fishing with his 22-year-old nephew near Refuge Bay in a 12-foot aluminum boat when the wind blew up and the boat capsized.

The nephew was able to swim approximately 100 m to shore but the man did not. Neither were wearing lifejackets.

Shuswap Search and Rescue did a shore search and a water surface search Saturday afternoon, while RCMP Underway Recovery Team searched the lake bottom Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

 

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