Search on for Greater Trail man presumed drowned

The search is on for a Greater Trail man, who is presumed drowned after a fishing excursion on Little Wilson Lake near Rosebery.

The search is on for a Greater Trail man, who is presumed drowned after a fishing excursion on Little Wilson Lake near Rosebery  Saturday.

Slocan Lake RCMP attended the scene and spoke with two Trail men camping with the missing man, whose identity is withheld at this time.

It was determined that the presumed drowning victim had been fishing with one of the men in a canoe, according to Nakusp/Slocan Lake RCMP Cpl. Ryan Fehler.

“The canoe capsized and both men entered the water; one was able to swim to shore (while) the other is presumed drowned,” he explained in a press release.

“Neither were wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) at the time, nor was there a PFD or safety equipment in the canoe.

“Alcohol is also believed to have been a factor in this incident.”

Search and Rescue along with RCMP personnel searched the scene initially. The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team and RCMP Air Services were continuing efforts on Monday.

The South Columbia Search and Rescue, managed by Ron Medland, was not called out to this search.