Teen pulled from Langford Lake when drowning dies from injuries

Teen pulled from Langford Lake when drowning dies from injuries
Keron McKay is pictured.

The teenager who was pulled from the water of Langford Lake while drowning on Saturday has died of his injuries, according to the organizers of a fundraiser for his family.

Seventeen-year-old Keron McKay was pulled from Langford Lake over the weekend while drowning and was given emergency life-saving measures until crews arrived.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition and died Wednesday, according to a fundraiser launched for his family.

“It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that Keron passed away peacefully late yesterday afternoon. His family was with him,” wrote GoFundMe organizer Nicola Lenton on Thursday.

“Please continue to help his family as they grieve.”

Lenton, a coworker of Keron’s father, Phillip McKay, set up the GoFundMe to help support the family after the shocking incident at the lake.

Phillip is a single father who has four other children, and the money was intended to help the family with medical costs, transportation, food and any other costs.

Saturday’s incident happened near the lake’s floating dock, just off Westhills Drive.

Emergency crews, including BC Emergency Health Services, West Shore RCMP and Langford Fire arrived around 2 p.m.

Mounties said several people pulled Keron from the water and administered first aid until emergency crews arrived.

“There were many bystanders who acted quickly to help this young man,” said RCMP Insp. Stephen Rose earlier this week.

With files from CHEK’s Ethan Morneau and Mackenzie Read

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