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Alcohol blamed in Cultus Lake drowning

Chilliwack RCMP are reminding people that alcohol and water do not mix after a man drowned in Cultus Lake Monday evening.

The incident occurred at around 6:35 p.m. at Entrance Bay when friends of the man reported him missing. He was last seen at the waterline, police say.

When RCMP arrived – including a member of the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS) – they began a search of the area. The dog handler waded into the water and soon located the man’s body.

"This is a very tragic incident," said Const. Tracy Wolbeck.  "Although there will be no criminal investigation regarding this incident, police believe alcohol to be a strong contributing factor in this drowning."

Police want to remind everyone of the dangers of alcohol consumption and swimming.

The investigation has been turned over the the BC Coroner Service.

No other information is available at this time.

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