Coroners service identifies drowning victim

NANAIMO – B.C. Coroners Service confirms identity of Chemainus Lake drowning victim.

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of man who drowned in Chemainus Lake Nov. 25.

Brayden Edward Gale, 22, of Nanaimo, died while on a fishing trip at the lake with a friend and the canoe they were in capsized.

Gale’s friend was able to swim to a nearby dock, but Gale disappeared. His body was recovered by an RCMP dive team several hours after the canoe capsized.

Neither of the men were wearing life jackets when the craft tipped over.

The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP are continuing their investigations into Gale’s death.

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