Two dozen members of Cowichan Search and Rescue were called out to Beaver Lake near Lake Cowichan Thursday night.
“Cowichan Search and Rescue was paged out last night around 6 p.m. to assist RCMP in the search for a missing man in the Lake Mesachie area,” said SAR president Jamie Tudway-Cains on Friday afternoon.
Mounties had been investigating a vehicle that had been abandoned after crashing into a fence.
There was a concern for the driver’s safety.
“He was ultimately found at a beach on Lake Cowichan. Cold but otherwise okay, Tudway-Cains said.