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Young Surrey man drowning victim in Kelowna

Police and fire searched for the man who fell in near the gas bar
A man is presumed drowned after falling into the water at the downtown Kelowna marina Saturday evening. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Aug 14, 4 p.m.

The individual presumed drowned in Okanagan Lake is an 18-year-old man from Surrey.

Sources close to the family confirm the young man was in Kelowna on vacation.

Original story:

A man is presumed drowned after falling into Okanagan Lake at the downtown Kelowna marina and not resurfacing on Saturday evening.

At 6:50 p.m., Kelowna RCMP responded to a man who fell into the water at the marina gas bar and did not resurface. Kelowna officers, along with Kelowna Fire Department and search and rescue were on scene all evening searching for the man.

Kelowna RCMP had requested the public avoid the area while the search was ongoing. The marina is located off Bernard Avenue.

Capital News will update this story when more information becomes available.

READ MORE: Man drowns at popular Swim Bay in Peachland

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Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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