Emergency crews were at the scene of a reported drowning incident near Hale Creek Recreation Site outside of Harrison Hot Springs this weekend. Search and Rescue as well as an RCMP dive team were on the scene as of Monday morning. (Contributed Photo/Deanna Fortin Jones)

UPDATE: Body recovered after weekend Harrison Lake drowning

Rescue crews searched near Hale Creek on west side of the lake

Rescue workers have recovered a body on the west side of Harrison Lake following reports of a drowning this past Sunday.

On Monday morning (August 17), the RCMP dive team asked the public to avoid the area near the Hale Creek Recreation Site on Monday. Local Search and Rescue volunteers and EHS personnel were on the scene as well.

“RCMP and B.C. Coroner’s Service are in the early stages of their investigations of the incident,” a media liason officer from the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP stated on Monday afternoon.

READ ALSO: With 18 drowning deaths in B.C this year, advocates urge caution during summer

READ ALSO: Student from India drowned at Cultus Lake Saturday

More to come.


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