A man's body has been found in the Fraser River near the Pacific Gateway Hotel where a swimmer went missing Sunday night. A former member of the UBC Thunderbirds football team,Kory Nagata, has been identified as the body pulled from the Fraser River on Monday.
24 year old Nagata was swept away when he entered the water from a boat to retrieve a football around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.
According to Corporal Henderson with the Richmond RCMP the assessment is based on the description and location where the body was found. The body was found during low tide just before noon on Monday. He said the search began when the call came in at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
The coast guard, RCMP and Richmond Fire-Rescue all took part in the search til about midnight. According to police the search conditions Sunday night were smooth and calm, but below the river the undercurrent is pretty strong.
Nagata, a Richmond resident attended Hugh Boyd secondary school, and was recent graduate from the University of B.C. Sauder School of Business.
Photo courtesy of UBC Thunderbirds Football Team