07/12/2015 04:41 EDT | Updated 07/12/2016 05:59 EDT

Sproat Lake Boating Accident: Man's Body Recovered

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PORT ALBERNI, B.C. - RCMP say they believe speed was a factor in a fatal weekend boating incident on Vancouver Island.

Police have pulled the body of a 41-year-old man from Sproat Lake just west of Port Alberni, B.C.

Officers responded on Saturday to reports of an on-the-water incident.

Quick-acting bystanders were able to rescue one man from the water who was also on the vessel when the incident took place.

He was later airlifted to hospital in Victoria.

Police have not released any names and say the investigation is ongoing. (CKNW)