Man missing in Moose Lake

Police have received a report of a possible drowning at Moose Lake, which is approximately 24 km northwest of Clearwater

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Clearwater RCMP report that on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3:35 p.m., the police received a report of a possible drowning at Moose Lake, which is approximately 24 km northwest of Clearwater on Forest Service Road 2.

Information received was that two individuals, an 80-year-old woman and 56-year-old male, were fishing on Moose Lake in a 12-foot aluminum boat.

The man may have gone into medical distress and fell over on the side of the boat, causing it to capsize. The woman saw the man go under the water, but did not see him surface.

She was able to swim to shore and flag down another individual on Camp 2 road for assistance.

The woman was taken to hospital where she was treated for hypothermia.

The Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) and Wells Gray Search and Rescue (SAR) were contacted and engaged in an intense search of the area in order to locate the missing party.

The BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was expected Tuesday morning to assist with the search.

As of this time the name of the missing man has not been released by police.