Van in Okanagan Lake.

Van in Okanagan Lake.

UPDATE: Camper van dumped in Okanagan Lake

Tow truck crews pull a van from Okanagan Lake on Tuesday morning.

Update 11:07 a.m.

RCMP are confirming no one was inside the camper van when it crashed through the ice on Okanagan Lake, at the Cook Road boat launch, Tuesday morning.

Rescuers with the Kelowna Fire Department were called in to enter the vehicle to check for occupants.

The 1984 Ford van was discovered 20 to 25 metres off shore, about 6:45 a.m.

According to Corp. Jesse O’Donaghey indications at the scene suggest that the van may have been unoccupied as it entered the frigid waters of the lake.

“Investigators suspect that a person or persons may have intentionally set the vehicle in motion at the crest of the boat ramp,” stated O’Donaghey in a release.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300



Tow truck crews are attempting to pull a van that is half submerged in Okanagan Lake from the water.

RCMP are on scene at the Cook Road boat launch and say it appears the van was dumped in the lake sometime early Tuesday morning.

There was no one inside the van or around the Cook boat launch when the vehicle was discovered.

The half sunken vehicle is described as an older model Econoline camper van. The windows of the van are half open and a for sale sign could be seen on the vehicle.

The Capital News will have more information as it becomes available.

Kelowna Capital News