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Search continues for missing boater

Brian Lakevold - Contributed
Brian Lakevold
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Police continue to search for a 64-year-old Alberta man whose boat was found unoccupied on Okanagan Lake Tuesday night.

On Aug. 26,  at 9:17 p.m., the West Kelowna RCMP received a report of a collision between watercrafts on Okanagan Lake.

A local couple were operating their boat in the middle of the lake near Kalmoir Regional Park when they impacted an unoccupied Malibu boat. The craft did not have any lights turned on and simply appeared to be adrift.

Upon closer examination of the vessel, police located some personal effects of Brian Daryl Lakevold, from the Alberta community of St. Albert, along with the ignition keys for the boat indicating that he was possibly missing.

Investigators have since confirmed with his family that Lakevold is missing.

The search for Lakevold continues and investigators are appealing to the public for their help in establishing a time line of his whereabouts Tuesday afternoon in order to better focus the search.

Specifically, police are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen him or his maroon and white Malibu LXI on Aug. 26 between 2:30 p.m. and when the boat was found unoccupied later that day.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP, Cst Gingras at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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