Crews search Osoyoos Lake for missing West Vancouver man

Crews are searching for a West Vancouver man who police say may have drowned in Osoyoos Lake Sunday.

  • Jun. 29, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Crews are searching for a 34-year-old West Vancouver man police say may have drowned in Osoyoos Lake Sunday.

Osoyoos RCMP received a report of a missing male around 6 p.m. on June 28 after a female was found floating in distress north of the Osoyoos marina.

The female flagged down a sail boat and told the occupants she had been on a Sea-Doo with the male when the two fell off.

The female had not seen the male driver since, and police say the early indication is that the man was not wearing a life preserver.

A search of the lake was conducted by police and assisted by many civilian boats, however poor weather hampered early search efforts.

A break in the weather allowed Osoyoos RCMP, along with Oliver and Penticton Search and Rescue crews to recommence the search. An RCMP dive team is also assisting in the search.

The man has not been identified pending the notification of next of kin.