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Man presumed drowned in Kootenay Lake

RCMP divers and Nelson Search and Rescue continue their hunt in the waters near Grey Creek for the body of a 25 year old Riondel man.

He is presumed to have drowned Monday while diving into Kootenay Lake at the popular Starbelly Cliff.

A friend saw him hit the water awkwardly and tried to pull him to safety but he was unconscious and went under.

The depth of the water is around 170-feet.

The man is a long-time resident and has been described as an experienced cliff diver.

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