Mark Wellburn was going to visit the Third Beach with some friends for putting out crab traps and while they were sailing they witnessed something like a piece of floating wood floating far away. As they sailed close to it, Wellburn describes that “It was a shoe floating upside down, with something hanging down. We scooped it out with a net.” He said that “there were two leg bones attached to a shoe. I felt sick when we pulled it out. My stomach turned.” Wellburn narrated that he immediately called the police which arrived “20 minutes later, there were about 10 of them who came out in a boat.”
Since August 2007, 10 separate feet have been discovered from the same lake, seven of which were matched to five individuals. The B.C. Coroners Service states that none of the deaths seems to be suspicious.