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Man who died in Osoyoos jet-ski incident identified

The body of a A 34-year-old man from North Vancouver was found after he went missing after falling of a personal watercraft into Osoyoos Lake around 6 p.m., Sunday, June 28, according to a RCMP media release.
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August 18, 2015 - 1:42 PM

OSOYOOS - The B.C. Coroners Service has identified the man who died in a jet-ski incident on Osoyoos Lake in June.

He was Samen Pirzadeh-Tabaei-Zavareh, 34, from North Vancouver.

The man and another passenger were riding the jet-ski on June 28 when it capsized due to strong winds and water currents. A passing boat rescued the man’s passenger, but Pirzadeh-Tabaei-Zavareh was missing. A private search found his body Aug. 15 and the RCMP dive team recovered it the following day.

The coroners service continues to investigate the death along with the RCMP.

Another drowning occurred at the lake this week. A 12-year-old girl from Calgary was knocked over by waves and unable to swim out yesterday, Aug. 17.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 3:04 p.m., Aug. 18, 2015, to add a link to the Aug. 17 drowning.

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