The body of the third passenger of a plane that crashed into a lake west of Lillooet has been recovered.
According to witnesses, the aircraft plunged into Tyaughton Lake shortly after take-off around 1 p.m. on August 1. There were three people on board.
A 20-year-old Prince George man died in the crash, according to police, while the pilot, a 20-year-old Williams Lake man, was taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for treatment. He suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.
“This man managed to make it out of the wreckage on his own but was pulled from the water by nearby witnesses,” reads a press release.
The third male passenger was believed to be submerged in the capsized plane.
Lillooet RCMP along with the B.C. Coroners Service and the Transportation Safety Board are continuing their investigation. It is too early to speculate as to the cause of the crash, police say.
The investigation has been turned over to the Transportation Safety Board and the B.C. Corners Service, notes a police press release.
Tyaughton Lake is located in Gold Bridge, about 100 kilometres west of Lillooet.