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Coroner identifies weekend drowning as Lake Country woman

RCMP divers were in Okanagan Centre Monday, June 27, recovering the body of a woman whose canoe overturned Sunday night.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)
June 28, 2016 - 3:33 PM

LAKE COUNTRY - The woman who drowned in Okanagan Lake over the weekend has been identified as a Lake Country resident.

Arlene Susan Westervelt, 56, was canoeing with a family member late in the afternoon of Sunday, June 26. The canoe capsized and although the male passenger was rescued by a passing boater, Westervelt never resurfaced.

An RCMP dive team found her body the following day in 12 metres of water roughtly 24 metres from shore, a coroner’s report says.

The report does not list the official cause of death, and notes the investigation is ongoing.

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