Tragic discovery by joggers

Alanna Kelly

UPDATE: 1 p.m.

WARNING: Some viewers may find the video and details of this story disturbing. 

A tragic and shocking discovery on the shores of Okanagan Lake this morning.

Sue Adams and Robin Castle were out for their morning jog through City Park when they saw something floating, about 25 feet offshore.

“At first it looked really weird and then when we got closer we realized it actually could be a body,” said Castle. 

“We felt sick to our stomachs.” 

They called 911 and waited for police to arrive.

“The one police woman rolled up her pant legs and walked into the water, she was the first police officer there,” said Castle.

Police say paramedics and firefighters arrived on scene and confirmed it was the body of a woman.

“Unfortunately the female could not be revived,” said Cpl. Tania Carroll.

The lead investigator on scene says there is nothing suspicious at this time. 

"Due to the privacy of the deceased, her name will not be released. The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service have no further information for release," said Carroll.

- with files from Madison Erhardt

UPDATE 11:40 a.m.

RCMP have now determined there is no foul play involved after the body of a woman was discovered on the beach near downtown Kelowna's City Park Thursday morning.

A family, believed to be that of the deceased, spoke with officers and indicated they had been looking for the woman when they got the news and hurried to the scene.

UPDATE 11:33 a.m.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are in the process of removing the body from the beach at City Park as of 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

UPDATE 11:26 a.m.

It now appears the family of the deceased has arrived at City Park, as investigators continue to work on gathering evidence from the body that has been recovered from Okanagan lake.

ORIGINAL 10:53 a.m.

A woman’s body was found floating in Okanagan lake Thursday morning.

Multiple police officers are on scene now, investigating.

Castanet has learned that the woman is believed to be middle-aged, but no further details are available at this time.

Castanet reporter Alanna Kelly is on scene and will break in live with new information when warranted.

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