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Paddleboarder's body found in Okanagan Lake

Mounties assisted the Coroners
Mounties assisted the Coroners' removing a body of a 73-year-old Oregon man who went missing Monday night.
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The body of an Oregon man who went missing while paddleboarding near a friend's home Monday night was pulled from the lake Wednesday morning.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report of a missing person on the 4000 block of Finch Road in Lake Country, July 31 at 9:30 p.m.

"Apparently, a 73 year old man from Oregon arrived in town the previous day to visit family," said Const. Kris Clark.

"At approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday night, the man took a paddle board out onto the lake but didn't return. Unfortunately, he wasn't noticed to be missing until the following night. By all accounts, the man was a strong swimmer, experienced paddle boarder and in apparent good physical health. The initial searches were unsuccessful."

The body and a paddleboard appeared in the area of Finch Road at around  8:30 am this morning, and the Kelowna RCMP were called in to assist. The body has since been confirmed to be that of the 73 year old man and his family has been notified.

The West Kelowna RCMP are assisting the BC Coroner Service with the investigation.

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