Northwest BC drowning victims identified

The three people who drowned near Prince Rupert are all from Thornhill, BC

THE BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of three persons who died following a boating incident near Prince Rupert on Nov. 10, 2013.

They are: Lyle Ray Lukat, aged 24; Patrick John Hawkshaw, aged 40; and Nicole Lucy McKay, aged 23. All three were from Thornhill, a small community immediately across the Skeena River from Terrace.

The three had set out on Nov. 10, 2013, in a 12-foot aluminium boat for a one-night camping trip to Frizzell Hotsprings on the far side of the Skeena Riverfrom Highway 16, about 35 kilometres east of Prince Rupert. They were reported missing the next day when they did not return as planned, and a search was launched.

Mr. Lukat was found floating in the Skeena River the next day, and the other two were located, also in the river, on the morning of Nov. 13, 2013. All three were deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service is continuing to investigate these deaths.

The families of all three have been notified of their deaths.

 

 

Just Posted

Terrace school principal reassignments on hold

School board announces “one-year transition” to cheering crowd

Restored Tsimshian totem pole, a gift from B.C., unveiled in Whitehorse

The Gawagani Pts’aan, meaning “Peace Totem Pole,” was gifted to the Yukon government in 1971.

Lost Lake closed for fishing due to goldfish invasion

Pet fish is considered an invasive species to B.C. wild

Two Terrace kayakers set out on Nass River with fundraising mission

By travelling 380km, their aim is to encourage more youth to paddle

DFO announces openings for chinook

Opportunities are few between widespread closures

VIDEO: Driver doing laps in busy Vancouver intersections nets charges

Toyota Camry spotted doing laps in intersection, driving towards pedestrians

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

Fraser Institute releases latest B.C. high school rankings

Fastest improving schools are in cities including Agassiz, Kitimat and 100 Mile House

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Explicit sex-ed guide for adults mistakenly given to Creston elementary students

The booklet clearly states online and inside that the guide contains sexually explicit information

Driver has $240K McLaren impounded minutes after buying it in West Vancouver

Officers clocked the car travelling at 160 km/h along Highway 1 in a 90 km/h zone

Former Vernon Judo coach pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Bryan Jeffrey McLachlan is set to return to court Sept. 4 for sentencing

B.C. Olympic skier sues Alpine Canada after coach’s sex offences

Bertrand Charest was convicted in 2017 on 37 charges

Most Read