Aldergrove fisherman recovered from Elliot Lake

The body of a 67-year-old fisherman was recovered from Elliot Lake yesterday.

The body of a 67-year-old fisherman was recovered from Elliot Lake yesterday.

The fisherman had been missing since Sept. 22, when he disappeared from his boat while out fishing on Elliot Lake.

The man had been camping with family, who noticed from shore the man was no longer visible in the boat and went into cell service range to call the RCMP on the Sunday afternoon.

Fort St. James Search and Rescue and the RCMP then conducted a search and located the boat, which was floating adrift. They searched for the missing man’s body using underwater cameras and personnel.

On Sept. 24 at 6:15 p.m., the body was found and recovered.

Elliot Lake is around 150 km north west of Fort St. James off the Leo Creek Forest Service Road.

RCMP said there is no criminality involved in the death and the B.C. Coroner Service has taken over the incident.