Long Lake Nanaimo
(Long Lake in Nanaimo, Google Streetview)

A man’s body was recovered Monday after it is believed he drowned in Long Lake in Nanaimo over the weekend.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, the body was recovered mid-day by local search and rescue crews, after his partner reported him missing.

The man, who was in his late 30s, had gone for a swim sometime after 6 p.m. on Sunday, according to family.

Family called police when he had not returned by the next morning.

Police investigators notified Nanaimo Search and Rescue of the incident and within minutes of launching their vessel in the area of the lake where the deceased was last seen, his body was recovered.

The BC Coroners Service are investigating, however, police said foul play is not suspected.

Cst. Gary O’Brien said Victim Services is engaged and at this time and no other information would be released out of respect for the family.

O’Brien said the victim and his partner are from out of province and were staying at the Long Lake Inn while he was employed on a project in Nanaimo.

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