Drowning victim from a fishing incident near Vanderhoof identified

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a fishing incident at Arthur Lake on July 30, 2016.

Government of B.C.

Government of B.C.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a fishing incident near Vanderhoof on July 30, 2016.

He is Gregory Teichroeb, aged 25, of Vanderhoof.

On the evening of July 30, 2016, Mr. Teichroeb and a companion were fishing from a four-metre aluminium boat on Arthur Lake, a remote lake about 64 kilometres south of Vanderhoof. The boat flipped, throwing both into the water. The companion was able to swim to shore, but Mr. Teichroeb failed to arrive on shore.

On the morning of Aug. 3, 2016, a Terrace Search and Rescue team, working with sidescan sonar, were able to spot Mr. Teichroeb on the bottom of the lake at a depth of about 4.9 metres. An RCMP dive team was able to recover Mr. Teichroeb, but he was deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service continues to investigate this death.

The family of Mr. Teichroeb has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.