Man found in B.C. lake 29 years after disappearance
Lake Francois in British Columbia. (Google)
Search and rescue workers combing the waters of a lake in northern British Columbia for a man presumed drowned last month recovered the body of another man who drowned 29 years ago.
John Angus Mowat of Burns Lake, B.C., was 33 when he disappeared in Francois Lake on July 13, 1984. His boat was found with a fishing rod and a freshly caught fish inside, but his body was never recovered, the province's coroners service said.
But on June 30, private search and rescue workers hired by the family of Sid Neville, a Burns Lake man who is presumed to have drowned during a storm while fishing on Francois Lake June 7, found a body that the coroners service confirmed Monday is Mowat's.
Francois Lake is located in the northern interior of B.C., about 25 km south of Burns Lake.