Couple riding ATV near Oyama Lake found dead

A man and a woman, both 30, had gone for a ride on a quad to the Oyama Lake Road lookout Thursday

 

Two people missing in the Lake Country area have been found deceased.

A man and a woman, both 30, had gone for a ride on a quad to the Oyama Lake Road lookout Thursday at 9 p.m. However, they did not return and a search began.

On Friday at 2:50 p.m., Kelowna Search and Rescue located the quad in a ravine on Oyama Lake Road.

“The persons were located and were fatally injured,” said Cpl. Barbara Holley, with the Lake Country RCMP detachment.

An RCMP press release had stated that the couple were unfamiliar with the area.

The ATV accident remains under investigation and the B.C. Coroner Service is now involved in the case.

Besides Kelowna Search and Rescue, the search involved the RCMP and the Lake Country Fire Department.

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A man and woman, both aged 30, riding a yellow Can AM 800 ATV were reported overdue from their excursion into the Lake County back country on the night of July 18 at about 10:00 p.m from a residence on Middle Bench Road in Lake Country.

They are both apparently unfamiliar with the area.

Search and Rescue and the RCMP helicopter were called out to assist in the search for the couple on Friday, July 19.

Vernon RCMP have also been notified as they appeared to be headed in a northerly direction.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300