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Coroners' office identifies body found in Okanagan Lake

Police officers cover a body found in Okanagan Lake off Hot Sands Beach in City Park Monday afternoon. - Don Sipos/contributor
Police officers cover a body found in Okanagan Lake off Hot Sands Beach in City Park Monday afternoon.
— image credit: Don Sipos/contributor

The BC Coroners Service has identified the body found in the water's off Hot Sands beach earlier this week.

Kelowna resident Nicholas Tal Salisbury, 26,  died following a swimming incident on Okanagan Lake on Aug. 19.

"On the afternoon of Aug. 20,  a snorkeller in Okanagan Lake spotted a body on the bottom of the lake at City Park in Kelowna in an area known  as Hot Sands Beach," said a representative of the Coroner's office.

"The body, which was in about 1.5 metres of water  about three metres from shore, was recovered at that time… Salisbury's bicycle and backpack were found nearby."

The Coroners Service is continuing to investigate this death. Foul play has been ruled out.

Salisbury is said to be a former Vernon resident, who was living in Kelowna. His family has been notified of his death and the Coroner's office has requested their privacy be respected at this time.

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