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Vernon man dies after fall from sailboat

An 82-year-old Vernon man died at the Vernon Yacht Club Thursday, May 21, 2015, after a fall from a ladder he was using to work on the mast on a sailboat.
Image Credit: Vernon Yacht Club
May 22, 2015 - 1:11 PM

VERNON – A Vernon man fixing a mast on a sailboat at the Vernon Yacht Club died after falling from a ladder Thursday.

David Gilbert Jones, 82, struck the rigging and parts of the boat and then landed in the lake after falling from the ladder Thursday morning, May 21, according to a media release from the B.C. Coroners Service.

Witnesses say he was able to swim to the dock, but became unresponsive once there.

Bystanders pulled him from Okanagan Lake, but he couldn’t be resuscitated, the coroner says.

Both the coroners service and the RCMP are investigating.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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