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Search crews pull the body of a young man from a river in Chilliwack, B.C.

BY , May 12, 2020 10:38 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON May 13, 2020 8:11 PM

Striations in the ice jam caused by the piers of three bridges that cross the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray, Alberta is shown on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Officials in Fort McMurray are keeping a close eye on river levels after a 25-kilometre ice jam caused major flooding and forced about 12,000 people from their homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Halinda

Striations in the ice jam caused by the piers of three bridges that cross the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray, Alberta is shown on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Officials in Fort McMurray are keeping a close eye on river levels after a 25-kilometre ice jam caused major flooding and forced about 12,000 people from their homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Halinda

Striations in the ice jam caused by the piers of three bridges that cross the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray, Alberta is shown on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Officials in Fort McMurray are keeping a close eye on river levels after a 25-kilometre ice jam caused major flooding and forced about 12,000 people from their homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Halinda

The body of a 22 year old man who was last seen swimming with friends in a Chilliwack, B.C., river has been found.

RCMP say the man's friends reported that he entered the Vedder River on Monday night and became distressed.

Police say the friends tried to pull the man from the water without success.

The body was discovered by Chilliwack Search and Rescue crews on Tuesday.

Police say the man is a South Asian national from India.

Both the RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the death.


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