August 2, 2016 6:12 pm

Edmonton man identified as drowning victim in Skaha Lake

A file photo of rescue crews on Skaha Lake on Sunday, July 3, 2016 when a man was pulled from the water near the same spot where the B.C. day long weekend drowning happened.

Skylar Noe-vack
A A

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified the man whose body was pulled from Skaha Lake on the B.C. Day long weekend Saturday.

Regional coroner Larry Marzinzik said the 69-year-old Edmonton man was vacationing at Sudbury Beach on Skaha Lake.

WATCH BELOW: Safety advocates speak out after another drowning in Skaha Lake in Penticton

Ilas Bajramoski was last seen in the early afternoon in the lake with an air mattress, according to Marzinzik.

“He was observed an hour later unresponsive in the water approximately 60 feet from shore.”

“Mr. Bajramoski was transported to the dock by boat, however resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

The coroners service is continuing its investigation into his death.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first drowning that’s happened in that area this summer.

READ MORE: Romanian traveler identified as Skaha Lake drowning victim

It was less than a month ago, off the same beach, that the body of a 33-year-old tourist was also pulled from the water.

WATCH BELOW: Water safety awareness event held in Penticton after drowning death

© 2016 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error

Comments

Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.