BRITISH COLUMBIA
05/26/2014 10:32 EDT | Updated 07/26/2014 05:59 EDT

Slocan Lake Canoe Accident: 3 Young Men Found Dead

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Searchers at B.C.'s Slocan Lake believe they have found the bodies of two teenage boys and a man, two weeks after they went missing and a woman died while canoeing on the glacial lake, police say.

Hayden Kyle, 21, Skye Donnet, 18, and Jule Wiltshire-Padfield, 15, were paddling back to Rosebery from New Denver with 19-year-old Lily Harmer-Taylor when the group ran into trouble on May 10.

According to RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little, private search team Ralston and Associates found the bodies at a depth of 150 metres, farther from shore than originally thought.

"Additional recovery equipment is being brought in from the Lower Mainland to assist in their recovery," said Little in a statement.

Harmer-Taylor was found quickly by rescuers in the partially submerged canoe, but she could not be revived. Extensive boat, air and dive searches of the lake and shoreline turned up no sign of her friends.

Little added that the RCMP dive team will be providing support in the recovery efforts, which are expected to take place on Wednesday.

Ralston and Associates had previously located the bodies of two B.C. teens drowned in Nicola Lake last year using their own underwater search robot.

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