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Divers, dogs scour river

The RCMP continued its investigation Monday after a man's body was found in Okanagan River, near the community of Okanagan Falls, Friday morning.

Monday's effort included an article search, with divers in the water and a police dog walking along the edge of the river.

A large number of officers were also doing neighbourhood inquiries in the small community.

On April 25, at 9 a.m., the Penticton RCMP received a report of a male floating in the river.

The body was subsequently identified as a 24-year-old man from Alberta.

As of 2 p.m., Monday, the police had not released the name of the man, pending notification of next of kin.

They are also withholding information pertaining to where in Alberta he was from.

Residents and people who work in OK Falls, said it is a small town and everyone is talking about what happened.

Many are curious about who the man was and whether or not he was a local resident at the time of the incident.

"Everyone is just awaiting word," said one woman.


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