Body of man believed to have drowned recovered from Halifax lake
Published Monday, July 9, 2018 7:53AM ADT
Last Updated Monday, July 9, 2018 1:35PM ADT
An RCMP dive team has recovered the body of a 28-year-old man believed to have drowned from a Halifax lake.
Police received a 911 call around 6:35 p.m. Sunday about a possible drowning at Chocolate Lake.
Halifax Regional Police and Halifax Regional Fire crews responded to the scene. Members of the public assisted in the search and a drone was also used, but efforts to locate the man were unsuccessful Sunday evening.
Police say the man was “involved in personal boating” and wasn’t wearing a life jacket before he disappeared in the water.
An RCMP dive team spent Monday morning combing the lake. Police say the divers located and recovered the man’s body early Monday afternoon.
The city says Chocolate Lake is closed to swimming until further notice.
The man’s identity has not been released.
Divers expected to hit the water shortly. pic.twitter.com/yv0BrVQOUE— Bruce Frisko (@BruceFriskoCTV) July 9, 2018
Dive team now prepping equipment, including tanks. pic.twitter.com/5dIfdg5TbQ— Bruce Frisko (@BruceFriskoCTV) July 9, 2018
Dive team telling reporters members will be suiting up shortly. pic.twitter.com/BPAKySBhWw— Bruce Frisko (@BruceFriskoCTV) July 9, 2018
Dive team now back on shore. Unloading equipment. pic.twitter.com/Vy62CuUtIf— Bruce Frisko (@BruceFriskoCTV) July 9, 2018
911 call came in around 6:35 last night. Initial search unsuccessful. Dive team hit the water just before 10:00 AM. Four members on boat. Police have not released the name of the man they’re looking for. pic.twitter.com/t4RabwjaBF— Bruce Frisko (@BruceFriskoCTV) July 9, 2018
RCMP dive boat is out on Chocolate Lake, Hfx. Divers are searching for a boater, that went missing here , late yesterday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/x5F36flBjE— Carl Pomeroy (@CarlPomeroyCTV) July 9, 2018
RCMP Underwater recovery team, is now on scene, at Chocolate Lake, Hfx, NS. Divers will be looking for a missing man who went boating in the lake , yesterday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/L2RdUV9M0t— Carl Pomeroy (@CarlPomeroyCTV) July 9, 2018
Police tape crosses part of Balcomes Dr,near Chocolate Lake , Hfx, this morning, as police stop traffic in the area for divers and gear ,who will be continuing today to search for a 28 year old man who went missing in the lake ,late yesterday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/gHLc8f3lDO— Carl Pomeroy (@CarlPomeroyCTV) July 9, 2018