On Thursday night, Oliver and Penticton officers were investigating a suspected stolen vehicle near Hwy 97 and Vaseux Lake. Two individuals were observed within the vehicle and then exited the vehicle when police arrived.
Police tracked one suspect with the assistance of a police dog and arrested that person. Another suspected entered Vaseux Lake and swam away. Concerned for that person’s safety, officers tried to locate them via rowboat, but the person, who did not exhibit signs of distress or call for help, eluded police.
The Oliver Fire Department and the Police Dog Services also took part in the search . Today, police continued searching for that person using other techniques and resources including a drone.
The police investigation continues and there is no further information available at this time.