An RCMP dive team has recovered the body of a missing View Royal woman from Thetis Lake.
West Shore RCMP said Tuesday afternoon that 48-year-old Debra Evans-Hayes, who had not been seen since last Wednesday, had been found deceased. Police also said there is no criminality involved and the file has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service.
Main beach of Thetis Lake Regional Park is closed to the public at the request of @WestshoreRCMP. We appreciate the publics understanding and we will update when the beach is reopened. Thank you. #yyj
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) July 3, 2018
A search had been underway at the lake this weekend for Evans-Hayes. RCMP had searched Thetis Lake following her disappearance but the official search was called off days later. This weekend, friends of Evans-Hayes continued the search.
On Tuesday morning at around 11:10 a.m., the Capital Regional District (CRD) said the main beach at Thetis Lake Regional Park was closed to the public until further notice following a request from West Shore RCMP. At around 3:20 p.m., the CRD said the beach had been reopened.