News

Princeton man found dead in Similkameen River

B.C. Coroners Service confirmed a man found dead in the Similkameen River is Thomas Tomusiak of Princeton.

The 67-year-old's body found on a sandbar in the river on July 2. Tomusiak had been observed walking away from a family gathering at a community recreation facility about 10 metres from the river in Princeton on the afternoon of July 1.

RCMP said when the gathering ended he could not be found and was reported missing by family members.

Princeton RCMP, with assistance from local search and rescue, Police Dog Services and RCMP Air Services, commenced a search of the surrounding area but Tomusiak was not located. The search was called off due to darkness.

The following morning RCMP helicopter personnel spotted Tomusiak's body on a sandbar about 11 kilometres downstream from where he was last seen.

The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
Penticton MLA gets promoted
 
Dognapping victim returned to Penticton SPCA
Penticton family flying over random act of kindness
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
Woman rushed to hospital after train and car collision
 
MLA sues political opponent for incident at 2013 all candidates forum
 
RBC gives $15,000 support for Intensive Care

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.