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Drowning In Harrison Lake

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September 5, 2017 at 4:23 am - Home, Local Chilliwack News, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

Agassiz RCMP are on the scene of the drowning deaths of two young men, aged 16 and 24, at Harrison Lake, in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs.
On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, at approximately 6 pm, RCMP responded to a report of a possible drowning at Harrison Lake.

Three individuals were reported to be in distress in the lake. Witnesses were able to pull one of the three to safety. Two young men, aged 16 and 24, were last seen approximately 70 feet from the shore. Attempts were made to locate and rescue the two males by witnesses, police and Kent Harrison Search and Rescue, but were unsuccessful.

At this time, members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team are on site, and have recovered the two deceased. This tragic loss is a reminder for people of all ages to swim within their limits, use personal flotation devices, and use caution in the water.
Names are not being released at this time.

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