(Thetis Lake/Photo by JackFlash.Photography)

An incident at Thetis Lake Friday afternoon has resulted in the drowning death of a young International student.

On September 29th, at approximately 3:40 p.m., West Shore RCMP were called to Thetis Lake in View Royal, for a report of a drowning.

Police learned there was a man swimming and was seen by witnesses going underwater and did not resurface—his body was recovered only feet from shore.

The man was with his friends at the lake when he entered the water and was unable to swim back to shore.

Unfortunately, his friends were unable to help him, said the View Royal Fire department who attended and recovered a body from the water.

BC Coroners Service is investigating. No further details were released.

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