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Body found in Kamloops Lake was in water two months before found

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August 10, 2016 - 1:29 PM

KAMLOOPS - The man whose body was pulled from Kamloops Lake on the Canada Day weekend has been identified.

The B.C. Coroners Service says Darin James Derkson, 49, had no fixed address and he likely entered the water about two-and-a-half months before his body was found.

A boater who was beachcoming on Kamloops Lake came across a body on the shore July 2, according to a media release. At the time RCMP had said the body was badly decomposed.

The Coroners Service and RCMP are continuing to investigate Derkson's death, but foul play has been ruled out.

"Anyone who was in touch with him or is aware of his movements after the morning of April 18, 2016, is encouraged to call the Interior Region Coroners Office," the release says.

The office can be contacted at 250-861-7429.

Derkson's family has been notified of his death.

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