Seven people died in B.C. while taking part in outdoor activities or on the province’s roads this Victoria Day long weekend.
The body of a 46-year-old man was found in the Barriere River near Clearwater, RCMP said Monday. Adrien Joseph Lozeau was at a gathering with about 15 other people on Sunday when he went missing around 1 p.m. It took some time for people to notice Lozeau was gone. His body was located about one kilometre downstream from the campsite by helicopter. Investigators say alcohol is believed to be a factor.
On Sunday, two people in their 50s died and another was injured after a pickup truck rolled off the road in Merritt. Mounties say the three were ejected from the truck and likely would’ve survived if they were wearing seatbelts.
That same day, a six-year-old boy died after falling in the water and being swept away at Lynn Creek in North Vancouver.
On Saturday, a Chilliwack woman, 46, died after falling from the top of Rainbow Falls near Harrison Host Springs.
On Friday night, two people died near Port Alberni. A 53-year-old man is missing and is presumed drowned after he and his common-law wife fell out of their boat on Sproat Lake. At Nahmint Lake, a 23-year-old man died of his injuries after failing to negotiate a curve on his ATV.