A man did not resurface after cliff jumping at Rattlesnake Island in West Kelowna on Aug. 1. (Contributed)

Search continues for body of Alberta man presumed drown in Okanagan Lake

Emergency responders began rescue efforts at around 2:40 p.m. on Aug. 1.

A recovery operation continues to retrieve the body of a swimmer presumed drowned in Okanagan Lake.

On Saturday, Aug. 1, West Kelowna RCMP responded to a call of a man who had not resurfaced after cliff jumping near Rattlesnake Island on Okanagan Lake.

People in the area had attempted to locate the 33-year-old Alberta man but had not been able to find him.

West Kelowna RCMP, Peachland Fire and Rescue and members of the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue attended the rescue on Aug. 1., but despite extensive efforts, they were unable to locate the man.

The man is now presumed to have drowned. The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was deployed to locate the man’s body.

“For the safety of our divers and the entire search team, we request that boaters remain away from the area while we complete our search,“ said Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

“At this time, we unable to estimate how long this operation will be ongoing.”

At this time, investigators do not believe criminality was involved in this incident. The BC Coroners Service has also been notified.

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Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
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