UPDATE: Body found in Kalamalka Lake, death suspicious

RCMP are investigating after a body was found floating in Cosens Bay on Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream, Sunday, June 28, 2015.
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COLDSTREAM - Police are treating the discovery of a body floating in Kalamalka Lake Sunday afternoon as suspicious.

A standup paddler noticed the body floating under the surface on the south side of Cosens Bay near the cabins and notified police about 2:30 p.m., June 28, RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says.

Police remained on scene into the evening hours trying to determine what happened, but as of today, Noseworthy says investigators are "still trying to piece together what happened."

She says they are treating the death as suspicious as they do with any sudden death, and added police do no believe there is any related danger to the public. 

Noseworthy confirmed the deceased to be an adult man. A tentative identification has been obtained, but police are not yet releasing a name. 

Police, along with the B.C. Coroner, continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to contact the Vernon RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Placemarker is for reference only. Police haven't said specifically where the body was found.
Placemarker is for reference only. Police haven't said specifically where the body was found.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

—This story was updated at 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 to say the deceased was an adult male, and that police continue to investigate the death. 

— This story was updated at 3:36 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 to add more information from Vernon RCMP.

— This story was updated at 4:44 p.m, Monday, June 29, to add further details from the Vernon RCMP. 

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