Police recover body of missing boater

The body of a boater, missing since July 2013, was recovered this week from Teslin Lake.

The body of a boater, missing since July 2013, was recovered this week from Teslin Lake.

Using a remote underwater vehicle and sonar, police were able to find the man’s body on Tuesday at a depth of about 44 metres.

The 39-year-old Calgary man went missing on July 16, 2013.

He was boating with his wife when they encountered high winds and waves.

The couple was attempting to return to Teslin that night when their boat was swamped and they both ended up in the water.

The 24-year-old woman was able to swim to shore using a personal flotation device.

She hiked for two hours before finding a cabin and calling police.

Police searched for several weeks but were not able to find him.

RCMP now say he was found in the water near where he was last seen.

His name is not being released at the family’s request.

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