UPDATE: Police report tragic end to case of missing man

Taylor Oelrich.
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GOLDEN - RCMP have recovered the body of a former Kelowna man from the Columbia River near Golden.

Const. Spencer Lainchbury says Taylor Oelrich, 27, was on a ski trip with friends and was staying at a lodge in Golden when he was reported missing to police on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

He says volunteer search and rescue members were patrolling the river Wednesday when they noticed a hole in the ice near Oelrich's lodge.

Lainchbury says RCMP divers and search and rescue volunteers recovered his body from the river Thursday afternoon.

Police do not suspect foul play, and the coroner's service is investigating the death.

Oelrich is originally from Kelowna but had been living in Alberta.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infotelnews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelanews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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