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UPDATE: Bodies of missing Slocan Lake youths recovered

The search for three missing Slocan Lake youths is expected to resume Wednesday. Their bodies have reportedly been spotted in 500 feet of water. - Isaac Carter/ICandyFilms photo
The search for three missing Slocan Lake youths is expected to resume Wednesday. Their bodies have reportedly been spotted in 500 feet of water.
— image credit: Isaac Carter/ICandyFilms photo

The bodies of the three males who perished in Slocan Lake on May 10 were successfully recovered today (May 28).

The recovery efforts involved Ralston and Associates, Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue plus the RCMP dive team. The BC Coroners Department has now assumed control of the investigation.

As previously noted the bodies were located in approximately 500 feet of water.

According to a police press release, the "good weather this morning made recovery efforts much easier than anticipated." The families of the youth have all been advised of their recovery.

The three local youths went missing after a canoe accident on Slocan Lake 18 days ago.

Jule Wiltshire-Padfield, 15, Hayden Kyle, 21, and Skye Donnet, 18, had been missing since their canoe capsized in Bigelow Bay as they were en route from New Denver to Rosebery. Lily Harmer-Taylor, 19, was pulled from the canoe but died in hospital.

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