COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – A swimmer has been reported missing at Buntzen Lake in Coquitlam.
Coquitlam Search and Rescue say they received the call around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The team responded with two boats and 20 crew members.
Coquitlam SAR activated by the RCMP at 5pm for reports of a missing male swimmer. We responded with 20 members and two boats with Coq SAR Marine and Field teams are currently conducting water and shoreline searches. @cqrcmp, @SasamatFire @BC_EHS on scene. pic.twitter.com/gHhuvsqzD5
— Coquitlam SAR (@CoquitlamSAR) July 18, 2018
Throughout the evening, search and rescue crews scoured the water trying to find the man but left before dusk.
RCMP has now taken over the investigation and are treating it as a missing persons case.
Callers to the newsroom said an area of the lake appeared to be closed to the public as crews looked for the missing swimmer.
Three weeks ago, a 16-year-old died after falling over a waterfall at the same lake.
-With files from The Canadian Press