Body recovered from Little Wilson Lake

Police await confirmation that recovered body is that of Trail man presumed drowned in Little Wilson Lake

The body of a male was recovered from Little Wilson Lake on Tuesday in the area where a Trail resident went missing on May 25.

Although there is not a positive identification that the remains are those of 32-year-old Michael Guthrie, who was presumed drowned in the lake after his canoe capsized, police did confirm that the family of Guthrie has been notified of the recovery.

The body was transported to the BC Coroner Services in Vernon where an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, Sgt. Darryl Little of the Kootenay Boundary Detachment said in a press release.

The initial examination of the body did not reveal evidence of foul play, he said.

The Slocan Lake RCMP received a call Tuesday afternoon, from three males who were camping in the area, to report they had found a body floating face down in the lake, located near New Denver.

One male drove to cell phone range to make the call while the other two, using a boat, were able to reach the body and brought it to shore.