Man dies after jumping off houseboat in the Shuswap

Mara Lake.
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SICAMOUS - The body of a 24-year-old who jumped off a houseboat yesterday and did not resurface has been recovered.

Sicamous RCMP say the Saskatchewan man jumped off a houseboat into the water of Mara Lake yesterday, Aug. 4, and did not resurface. The RCMP dive team and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue team recovered the body a short distance from the boat.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

RCMP say no further information will be released pending notification of next of kin.


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