RCMP are asking for assistance in locating Colin Palmer, 41, who was last seen by his family on Saturday evening. It is believed he was kayaking on Okanagan Lake near Sunoka Beach. (Photo submitted by RCMP)

Missing Penticton kayaker last seen on Okanagan Lake

Penticton RCMP are asking for assistance in locating a missing kayaker

A Penticton man has been designated a missing person after not being heard from since he took his kayak out on to Okanagan Lake on July 13.

RCMP are asking the public for their assistance in locating Colin Palmer, 41, who was last seen by his family on Saturday evening.

“The last contact with Palmer, he had told his family he was near Sunoka Beach in his kayak and had reported the water was choppy,” said Const. James Grandy in a news release.

Palmer is described as Caucasian, has dyed green hair, green eyes is six feet tall (1.8 metres) and 160 pounds (73 kilograms). The kayak he was in is described as baby blue in colour with a white hull.

The Penticton Fire Department and RCMP airplane assisted with the search on July 16 and it continues on Wednesday. The RCMP is asking for the public to be on the lookout for Palmer.

Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or Penticton RCMP detachment at 250-492-4300.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

South Okanagan man honoured with lifetime achievement award

The late Nick Bevanda to receive a lifetime achievement award for his architecture work

South Okanagan dangerous offender guilty plea struck down

Trial delayed again because Ronald Teneycke failed to elect his choice of trial

South Okanagan-West Kootenay candidates talk climate change and environment at recent forum

Forum on Tuesday grilled candidates about plan to bring about low carbon emission economy

Ellis Creek restoration comes with $30 million price tag for Penticton

Residents are able to provide feedback on the restoration plan until Nov. 1

City of Penticton weighs need for a manager of social development

Members of council are divided on whether the position is necessary

Competition shakes up for the Okanagan Mixoff

The Okanagan Mixoff takes place Nov. 7 in Kelowna

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

Six bears destroyed in three days in West Kelowna

A West Kelowna business has been charged for leaving garbage around Lake Okanagan Resort

West Kelowna Warriors being sold back to BC Hockey League

Current owner Kim Dobranski said the sale back to the BCHL should be completed by the end of October

Police standoff ends peacefully in West Kelowna

A distraught man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

Most Read