Body still unidentified

UPDATE 2:55 p.m.

RCMP say they are still working to positively identify a body pulled from Okanagan Lake near the marina breakwater Saturday. 

In a brief statement Monday afternoon, police reiterated the investigation into the body is not criminal in nature. 

“The BC Coroners Service is also investigating the person’s death, and the Penticton RCMP continue to work together with the coroner in an effort to positively identify the remains,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

It remains unknown if the body is that of 41-year-old Colin Palmer, who was reported missing on Okanagan Lake last week.

ORIGINAL 10:30 a.m.

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed they are investigating a non-suspicious death, after a body was pulled from Okanagan Lake Saturday morning.

The body was found near the breakwater of the Penticton Yacht Club. 

Regional coroner Larry Marzinzik confirmed Monday morning they are in the early stages of a fact-finding investigation into the discovery of the body. 

They will not be releasing the identity of the remains, he said.

Supt. Ted De Jager also confirmed Monday the death was not suspicious. 

There is no indication the body is that of 41-year-old Colin Palmer, who RCMP said last week went missing kayaking on Okanagan Lake on July 14. A wide search for him followed.

De Jager did not answer questions about the identity of the remains.

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