A 32-year-old woman has drowned at Matheson Lake in Metchosin. (Google Maps)

32-year-old woman drowns at Greater Victoria lake

Two bystanders provided CPR on scene

A 32-year-old woman has died after drowning at Matheson Lake in Metchosin.

Emergency crews were called to the Greater Victoria lake at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Witnesses were able to pull the woman out of the water before emergency crews arrived.

Metchosin Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance provided advanced life support and transported the woman to hospital in critical condition.

B.C. Coroners Service confirmed the woman has died and it is in the early stages of an investigation but would not comment further.

The woman’s name has not been publicly released at this time.

READ MORE: Brave 6-year-old boy rescues older child from drowning in Shuswap Lake

ALSO READ: UPDATE: Two-year-old involved in Chilliwack pool drowning has died


@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com

District of MetchosinWestshore RCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

Nanaimo-Ladysmith students will be going back to school full time in the fall in ‘learning groups’

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools to submit back-to-school plan to ministry in August

LMS hosts virtual Kids’ Pirate Event in late August

Kids’ Pirate Event will feature five days of online content

Milestone Equipment Contracting on the job of Chemainus Road Corridor Upgrade

Project intricacies will now start to take shape in the weeks ahead

Starvation claims Great Blue Heron in Crofton

No other contributing factors found in death during a necropsy

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

Cooler days help crews fighting fire on mountainside southwest of Nanaimo

Firefighters making progress, but it’s ‘slow-going,’ says B.C. Wildfire Service

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

Most Read