On Aug. 25, 2013, the body of Prince George resident Brett Smith, 36, was found on Takysie Lake. He was found in open water, after rising to the surface through natural processes.
Smith was reported missing to the Burns Lake RCMP on Aug. 8, 2013, after failing to maintain regular contact with family members while in the area for work. A subsequent search of the lake located an abandoned boat on the north shore along with some of Smith’s personal items.
After five days of searching using the full resources of Burns Lake Search and Rescue (SAR) as well neighbouring SAR units, the RCMP and other volunteers, the search was officially called off.
According to a police report, Terrace SAR were assisting Burns Lake RCMP when the discovery was made on Aug. 25.
Smith’s death has been determined non-criminal and turned over to the B.C. Coroner Service.
Condolences to the Smith family from Lakes District News.