Update: The BC Coroner has confirmed both men have since died.
Salt Spring Fire rescue were called to respond to a drowning at Weston Lake on Salt Spring Island this evening.
It happened around 6:30 p.m., its believed two men in their twenties had gone swimming at the lake when they ran into difficulty.
Crews rescued both men, one of them using a fire department boat, and they were taken to hospital on Salt Spring Island.
Its believed both men were in cardiac arrest.
It is now reported that one of the men has died.
His identity has not been released.
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating.