Alberta man’s body found floating in Okanagan River

Volunteers from the search and rescue groups in Penticton and Oliver recovered a body from the Okanagan River Friday, April 25, 2014.
Image Credit: Contributed/Penticton Search and Rescue

DEATH DEEMED SUSPICIOUS

OKANAGAN FALLS – The death of an Alberta man, whose body was found floating in the channel on the southern outskirts of Okanagan Falls Friday morning, had been deemed suspicious by the RCMP.

The body of a 24-year-old man was recovered from the Okanagan River by swift water rescue technicians from Penticton and Oliver Search and Rescue.

Const. Kris Clark says an autopsy will be performed early next week to determine the cause of death.

Officers from the RCMP Southeast District Major Crimes Unit and Penticton RCMP detachment are investigating the death.

Police aren’t releasing the man’s identity until his family are notified.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The body of a 24-year-old Alberta man was pulled from the Okanagan River channel downstream from Okanagan Falls on Friday, April 25, 2014.
The body of a 24-year-old Alberta man was pulled from the Okanagan River channel downstream from Okanagan Falls on Friday, April 25, 2014.
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To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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