Kaslo RCMP have called in the dive to help with a missing person in Mirror Lake.

Man presumed drowned in Mirror Lake

A 73-year-old local man is missing and presumed drowned after a weekend incident at Mirror Lake just south of Kaslo.

A 73-year-old local man is missing and presumed drowned after a weekend incident at Mirror Lake just south of Kaslo.

Just after 1 p.m. on Sunday, Kaslo RCMP and BC Ambulance responded to the call.

Witnesses observed the male on the dock/dive platform. The man dove into the lake swam around for a short period of time, estimated at three to five minutes. Police say witnesses reported that a faint call for help was heard and the elderly male was observed to be in distress.

Two witnesses rendered assistance to the male, but were unable to reach him before he had gone under the water. The male failed to resurface.

The potential victim has not yet been determined.

The RCMP dive team has been called in and the file is still under investigation.