RCMP have taken over the investigation into the death of one man and the disappearance of another who went overdue on an ice-fishing trip to Red Lake.
The Tk’emlúps RCMP detachment received a report of the missing fishermen about 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 11, 2017). Police checked out the Red Lake area and found a truck and a snowmobile but there was no one around so Kamloops Search and Rescue carried out a search starting about 9 p.m., using a search drone with infrared technology.
The B.C. Coroner’s Service described the death of one the one man as “sudden.” No other details have been released.
Ice conditions on the snow-covered lake were said to be poor.
RCMP remained on the scene today.