July 17, 2017 1:40 pm
Updated: July 19, 2017 7:43 pm

Search ends for missing swimmer on Okanagan Lake

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5 p.m. WEDNESDAY UPDATE: The body of a Kamloops man who disappeared in Okanagan Lake Saturday has been recovered.

RCMP said a boater spotted the body in the lake at 7 a.m. Wednesday, about 400 metres of Maude Roxby Wetland in Kelowna.

The man fell overboard when he was boating Saturday, according to Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Police and the B.C. Coroner Service continue to investigate the man’s death.

His family has been notified.

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The search for a missing swimmer on Okanagan Lake resumed on Monday.

On Saturday, a group of eight people were boating when they stopped for a swim somewhere between Gyro Park and Kinsmen Park.

After the swim, they steered the boat towards the W.R. Bennett Bridge when they noticed a 23-year-old Kamloops man was not on the boat.

They backtracked to the spot they were swimming, but couldn’t find him and called 911.

A search was launched immediately and continued until dusk.

On Sunday, a Central Okanagan Search & Rescue boat, an RCMP boat, two kayaks and a helicopter continued the search until choppy waters caused it to be suspended.

On Monday, two boats were out on the water again.

The e Division Underwater Recovery Team will be attending in the coming days.

 

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