Details are scant, but police and the coroner’s service are continuing with an investigation that started Friday morning when a body was found floating in Okanagan Lake.
“There was a person out this morning paddle boarding… and this person saw some debris floating out in the lake approximately 200 meters off the city dock,” said Const. Steve Holmes of the events that led to the unpleasant discovery.
“When the person went to investigate they found what appeared to be a body.”
The paddler headed to shore, and contacted one of the commissionaires who, in turn, called 911. Upon arriving at Kelowna’s city park, authorities took their boats to the water and removed the body.
“From a layman’s perspective it doesn’t appear to be readily identifiable,” said Holmes, noting that it seemed as though the body, which was clothed, had been in the lake for quite some time.
An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday and by Monday information about the gender and length of submersion, among other things, should be made available.
Mounties intend to release more information as it comes available.