Police recover body of missing Okanagan Lake swimmer

West Kelowna man drowns despite best efforts of his wife to save him.

  • Jul. 14, 2012 2:00 p.m.

The Coroner’s office is now investigating the reasons behind a weekend drowning on Okanagan Lake.

A 39-year-old West Kelowna man went under water at about 7:30 p.m. Friday while swimming in the lake with his dog and wife, next to a log boom near Bear Creek Park and Traders Cove.

His wife attempted to assist him, but was unable to bring him back to the log boom area.

The police dive team were called to the scene shortly after the drowning, but didn’t recover the body until shortly before noon Saturday.

“From my understanding, there’s nothing suspicious,” said Const. Kris Clark. “He was not a strong swimmer and he went into the water, and went into immediate distress.”

The name of the deceased has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.The couple are residents of West Kelowna.



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