RCMP investigating body discovered in Okanagan Lake

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Police have begun the investigation into a body that was found in Okanagan Lake Friday afternoon. Victoria Femia reports, that officials are working to determine if the cause of death is suspicious, and are hoping the public can help identify the victim – Jul 30, 2022

An investigation is underway after a body was discovered in Okanagan Lake on Friday afternoon.

The RCMP’s Southeast District Major Crime Unit says the body was recovered around 1:30 p.m., at the west end of the William Bennett Bridge, near Shelter Bay Marina.

Police say the tip came in at 1:16 p.m. with officers going to the scene and finding the body in shallow water. A heavy police presence could be seen during the recovery.

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit has taken over the investigation. They and the B.C. Coroners Service are working to determine the cause of death and any potential criminality.

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Police are also asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the body.

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The body is described as male, Asian ethnicity, 20 to 40 years old, of average height and slim build. The man was wearing a black-collared shirt and black pants.

Police say anyone who might have been in the area and noted a man matching this description is asked to contact the Southeast District Major Crime Unit at 1-877-987-8477.

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