Young Man Drowned at Six Mile Beach

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Nelson RCMP confirmed reports of a drowning Saturday at Six Mile Beach.

Police said they were called when witnesses saw two people struggling in the water.

A paddle boarder rescued a woman before police arrived, but there was no sign of the man with her despite extensive patrols by search and rescue using sonar and camera equipment.

Police indicated the 23-year-old was found the next day by the RCMP dive team near the area he was last seen in the water. 

The man’s identity is being withheld as both police and the Coroner continue to investigate.