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South Okanagan man who drowned trying to save dog identified

Tom Dennehy is presumed to have drowned Monday, July 25, in Osoyoos Lake.
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Friends and family of a Oliver man who drowned in Osoyoos earlier this week have identified him as kind, loving and caring.

Tom Dennehy is presumed to have drowned Monday, July 25, in Osoyoos Lake when the 41-year-old didn't resurface after trying to rescue his dog, according to an RCMP media release.

“Hundreds to thousands pictures I have as a memory of you but even if I put them all together, they couldn’t show the beautiful, kind, loving and funny person everyone you cross path(s) with could see,” wrote Katerina Jezowiczova via Facebook, tagging Dennehy.

READ MORE: Oliver man drowns trying to rescue his dog in Osoyoos Lake

Police reported the man was in his surf boat along with a friend and his dogs. While playing fetch with his dogs, one became distressed so the man swam out to help. The man and the dog became distanced from the boat due to wind.

The friend saw the dog climb onto the man’s back and weighed him down, according to the RCMP.

Jason Bayda, commanding officer with the Osoyoos RCMP, said via email that the search for his body is ongoing today.


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