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3 young men have drowned in BC lakes over the past week

The RCMP responded to another drowning incident in a BC lake on Tuesday afternoon.

Around 4:10 pm, the Whistler RCMP were contacted and told about a man who had been swimming in Alta Lake before disappearing below the surface.

Police arrived on scene to find the man had been found and brought on shore, where he was treated by emergency crews and transported to hospital.

Late last night, the RCMP was informed that the swimmer, a 20-year-old man from Vancouver had died.

It’s the third time over the past week that a man between the ages of 20 and 22 has drowned in a BC lake.

On Saturday, a 22-year-old South Asian national from India drowned while swimming with friends at Cultus Lake.

He was pulled to shore by a Good Samaritan, but despite the best efforts of emergency crews, died on scene.

On Thursday, July 23, 22-year-old Nathan Falito, an Edmonton man who played for the Westshore Rebels of the Canadian Junior Football League, drowned at Shuswap Lake.

He’s not the first former CJFL player to drown in BC this month, as 24-year-old Kory Nagata died while trying to retrieve a football from the Fraser River in Richmond on Sunday, July 5.

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