UPDATE: Body pulled from Okanagan River

Body pulled from the Okanagan River downstream from the McIntyre Dam, pictured, Friday, April 25, 2014.
Image Credit: Wikipedia

OKANAGAN FALLS – A search for a possible drowning victim in the Okanagan River Friday morning turned into a body recovery.

The body of an unidentified person was pulled from the river off the canal portion of the river several kilometres south of Okanagan Falls.

Swift water rescue technicians from Penticton and Oliver were involved in the recovery according to a news release from Penticton Search and Rescue.

There's no word yet on the victim’s identity or what the circumstances were that ended the person’s life.

Both the Penticton RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

- This story was updated at 3:55 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 to confirm a body had been recovered by search and rescue members.

Volunteers from the search and rescue groups in Penticton and Oliver recovered a body from the Okanagan River Friday, April 25, 2014.
Volunteers from the search and rescue groups in Penticton and Oliver recovered a body from the Okanagan River Friday, April 25, 2014.
Image Credit: Penticton Search and Rescue

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