Individual dead following Lake Koocanusa fire

A fire at a Lake Koocanusa campground this weekend has resulted in the death of an individual.

A fire at a Lake Koocanusa campground this weekend has resulted in the death of an individual.

Elk Valley RCMP received a call at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday reporting the incident.

“There was a fire at one of the campsites over the weekend. Unfortunately the single occupant that was involved is deceased,” stated Sergeant Will Thien. “The coroner was at the scene, and we brought in the major crime scene investigators, and it is a suicide.”

Thien said that the family of the deceased have been in contact with the police, however RCMP will not be releasing the name of the individual until the incident has been 100 per cent confirmed.