UPDATE: Two bodies recovered from Kalamalka Lake were overdue campers
(CHARLOTTE HELSTON /InfoTel Multimedia)
May 22, 2013 - 12:09 PM
UPDATE: 1:40 P.M. MAY 22
RCMP have identified two bodies discovered in Kalamalka Lake early Wednesday morning, but are withholding their names for the time being.
"The early information the police have learned is, the two middle-aged men were out on a two-day camping trip and were to return yesterday afternoon," RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said.
The two men and an overturned car top boat were found by police and search and rescue after someone reported seeing a cooler and what he believed to be a dead dog floating in the lake at Cosens Bay.
Molendyk said police are in the process of locating and notifying the next of kin.
"Both of the men were wearing life jackets when they were recovered from the lake this morning," Molendyk said. "The case has been turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service for them to complete their investigation and they will release the names of the two deceased."
12:46 p.m. May 22
A dead dog and a cooler floating in Kal Provincial Park led to a call to police early this morning and the discovery of two bodies near Cosens Bay.
A Coldstream resident noticed the cooler in the water and another on shore at the dog beach at about 7:30 a.m. On closer inspection, it appeared a dog was also floating in the water.
Mounties were called to the scene as well as Vernon Search and Rescue. Rescue volunteers brought two boats and began searching the lake. An hour later, two bodies were located.
Police are working on determining who the two people were and where they were from. No further details are available from RCMP at this time.
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