Penticton and South Okanagan
Search for drowning victim nears end
Sep 16, 2013 / 2:39 pm
The search effort for a man who went missing in Okanagan Lake last week is currently being assessed by the RCMP and Penticton Search and Rescue, according to the Penticton RCMP.
Cpl. Sean Hall said search and rescue is making plans to be out on the water in the next couple of days.
The search in the south end of the lake started Wednesday night, after the 25-year-old man from Abbotsford fell off the front bow of a boat and was then hit by it, as it headed back to the Penticton Marina.
It continued last week, with Vernon Search and Rescue assisting Penticton Search and Rescue in looking for the man, who did not resurface after falling overboard.
RCMP boats were also out on the water.
According to authorities, he was not wearing a life jacket.
People acquainted with the man waited on the waterfront for word every day following the incident. Friends who were on the boat with him declined to comment.
As of Monday morning, the identity of the man had not been confirmed.
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