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Man lost under river, named
UPDATE AUGUST 5, 2014
The body of a missing Lumby man recovered from the Shuswap River has now been identified.
Kenneth Fisher, 69, slipped beneath the roaring waters of the Shuswap River after his car went over the edge on June 14, 2014.
Due to the dangerous river conditions, rescue crews were not able to recover his body, or the truck, until late July.
The BC Coroners Service has now confirmed that the man pulled from the river was Fisher.
According to the Coroner, Fisher was the driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck.
The truck was heading northbound downhill on Shuswap River Drive, a gravel road, when the vehicle left the road and rolled down an embankment into the Shuswap River.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death and at this time have not released why or how the vehicle left the road.
JULY 31, 2014
The body of a missing Lumby man has now been recovered after he and the truck he was driving went into the Shuswap River in June.
At that time RCMP were unable to get to the vehicle because of dangerous rushing waters.
RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk says that South East District RCMP dive team were able to recover the man's 1994 Ford around 1 p.m. Thursday.
The driver was found inside the truck.
The family of the missing man have been notified and his body has been turned over to the BC Coroner.
The South East District RCMP Dive team are now expected to head to Revelstoke to help in the search for a missing Coldstream man.
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