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Lower Mainland man accidentally drowned at Peachland beach

A 57-year-old man from the Lower Mainland drowned in Okanagan Lake near Peachland, Aug. 8.

The man who drowned in Okanagan Lake near Peachland yesterday afternoon has been identified as a 57-year-old from the Lower Mainland.

He was swimming in an area off 6 Street and Beach Avenue with friends and family when he jumped in the water and never surfaced, according to a media release by West Kelowna RCMP.

About half an hour went by before his disappearance was noticed and after family and friends failed to locate the man they contacted lifeguards who took up the search.

The man was located but despite lifesaving efforts by lifeguards and paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene, RCMP said.

West Kelowna RCMP and B.C. Ambulance were notified the man drowned just after 2 p.m. yesterday, Aug. 8.

“This is a sad time for family and friends of this gentleman and the RCMP are saddened by this unfortunate accident,” said media relations officer for the Kelowna RCMP Const. Mike Della-Paolera in the release. 

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