Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Remains Recovered of Irish Gaelic Football Player Who Disappeared in B.C. Lake

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Remains Recovered of Irish Gaelic Football Player Who Disappeared in B.C. Lake

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Remains recovered of missing Irish athlete

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VANCOUVER - The body of a Gaelic football player from Ireland who disappeared in a British Columbia lake last year has been recovered.

The Breaffy Gaelic Athletic Association club posted on its website and social media that it was with both a "great relief and a lot of sadness" that the body of David Gavin was found in Kinbasket Lake north of Revelstoke.

The Irish Sporting and Social Club Vancouver said on its Facebook page that water levels were down at the lake allowing a search to resume and Gavin's family and girlfriend were there Saturday when his remains were found.

Breaffy said in a previous Facebook post that Gavin went missing on June 30 after jumping into a lake from a logging bridge but an extensive search was called off in the fall due to poor conditions. …

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