Body of South Korean teen who drowned at Christian camp recovered
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, June 13, 2016 11:07AM PDT
Last Updated Monday, June 13, 2016 12:47PM PDT
SECHELT, B.C. - Operators of a Christian retreat say they are doing all they can for the family of a South Korean teenager who drowned while attending the camp north of Vancouver.
A post on the website of the Malibu Club Young Life camp thanks the RCMP, coast guard and camp staff who scoured the waters of the Malibu rapids in Jervis Inlet.
Searchers using sonar located the body of the 16-year-old on Friday, two days after he fell into the water.
The RCMP has confirmed in a news release that the teen's body was recovered at slack tide, when the powerful rapids between Jervis and Princess Louisa inlets were at their least turbulent.
The victim was an exchange student attending high school in the central Idaho community of Challis and was at the camp with other students.
A post on the school's Facebook page says counsellors were on hand at the school over the weekend to support grieving students.