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Search for missing Kamloops firefighter continues in Okanagan Lake today

Today COSAR and RCMP divers are once again searching the east end of William R. Bennett Bridge after two possible areas were identified by sonar.
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May 30, 2021 - 11:30 AM

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue and RCMP divers are once again searching the east end of William R. Bennett Bridge after two possible areas were identified by sonar.

So far teams have been out 10 days searching for missing Kamloops firefighter Brian Lannon.

Boaters are asked to not cross under the east side of Kelowna's William R. Bennett Bridge today as their wake can create turbidity, making it harder to see images.
It is also unsafe for divers.

"Brian and his wife of 20 years, Jennifer Cook, were in Kelowna on Saturday, May 15 for Brian to join his recreational dive partner and two local Kelowna divers to do a recreational dive from City Park near the W. R. Bennett bridge," family friend Jamie Chase said in a statement released, May 18.

"They completed a dive in the morning without incident. During their second dive of the day, Brian became separated from his diving partner and the dive team lost contact with him. When it became apparent that he had not resurfaced, his dive team began searching with the assistance of some local boaters and called for emergency response," the statement reads.

Lannon was a captain with Kamloops Fire Rescue, where he had served since 1994, according to a social media statement made by Kamloops Fire Rescue.


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