The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team is searching for an 18-year-old man who went missing at Chilliwack Lake on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, officers were called to the south end of the lake, after receiving a report that an individual swimming from shore to retrieve a drifting boat had disappeared below the water’s surface.
RCMP, along with search and rescue crews, immediately initiated a search of the Chilliwack Lake shoreline.
On Wednesday, police said that after completing a thorough search and “exhausting all efforts” to locate the missing man, police have now scaled back the search.
“The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) is engaged,” said RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “Chilliwack RCMP remain in close contact with family members of the missing person.”