UPDATED: Man last seen in lake is safe

Kamloops man observed in Okanagan Lake near Vernon is safe.

UPDATED: A man last seen in Okanagan Lake has been located safe and sound.

The RCMP confirm the 38-year-old man reported missing Saturday has been located.

“RCMP investigators, suspect that the man managed to swim across Okanagan Lake after being last seen by police entering the water,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

The individual is not in police custody.

“He was brought to a medical facility for assessment of any required medical treatment,” said Moskaluk.


Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 38-year-old man.

The individual was last seen on Saturday, at approximately 3:12 a.m. in the area of Okanagan Avenue and Eastside Road. The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP last observed the man in Okanagan Lake, when he allegedly evaded police after they had attended the area for a report of a suspicious male.

Since his disappearance, local Search and Rescue technicians and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team have been on scene searching the waters and surrounding area for signs of the man. The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team concluded their search on Monday afternoon. The current search has been suspended and further efforts will be considered in the near future.

“Although an officer last observed the man in the lake, he remains as missing and it is unknown if he exited the lake after being last seen,” said Cpl Dan Moskaluk.

See related story: Possible drowning investigated

Just Posted

Annett finishes season on the podium at Ironman Arizona

Penticton triathlete sets new course record on the bike

McIvor left a legacy of community building

Former Penticton librarian, city councillor and school trustee dies at home.

Crash closes Eckhardt briefly

It’s not clear if there were any injuries resulting from the minor crash

Penticton vacation rental licences quadruple since 2015

More than 100 of the approximately 140 business licences handed out by the city came since 2015

Penticton reporter reflects on covering Charles Manson

Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, died on Sunday at 83

Heavy snowfall expected on Coquihalla

Snow forecast for mountain highways

Cash donations create purchasing power

Salvation Army and food banks stretch a donated dollar a long way

ICBC overbilling for crash repairs not the problem, dealers say

Collision repair shops reject union claim of inflated costs

B.C. groups to address child sex abuse in sports

viaSport is organizing a full day of education in association with Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Coaching Association of Canada.

Report sets exercise guidelines for young kids, including ‘tummy time’ for babies

Kids aged one to four should get at least three hours of physical activity throughout the day

Stampeders return to Grey Cup with 32-28 win over Edmonton Eskimos

The Stampeders will face the Toronto Argonauts next Sunday in Ottawa for the title

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour to roll into Kelowna

Monster Trucks at Prospera Place on Jan. 13-14, 2018.

Nebraska approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s Keystone XL route in a close vote

B.C. VIEWS: China a better partner than U.S.

B.C. is slowly winning the softwood lumber war

Most Read