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RCMP searching for missing man in Okanagan Lake

The Kelowna RCMP police boat is pictured in this contributed photo.
Image Credit: Contributed/Tami Quan

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue crews as well as Kelowna and Lake Country RCMP officers are searching for a missing man who was last seen in Okanagan Lake.

The incident was first reported last night, Aug. 26, in the McKinley Landing area, said Const. Mike Della-Paolera, with the Kelowna RCMP.

"He went into the water last night at around 5:30 and didn't resurface," he said. "We were called out last night for the search... they had to call off the search as it just got too late."

The search continues today, Aug. 27.

A helicopter will be searching the shoreline in the area today, said COSAR search manager Duane Trenich. Crews are using a boat and underwater camera to search for the man.

-This story was updated at 11:59 p.m. with a comment from COSAR.

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