West Kelowna teen, 15, drowns after early morning dive into Okanagan Lake - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Cloudy
12.3°C

West Kelowna teen, 15, drowns after early morning dive into Okanagan Lake

August 17, 2019 - 10:49 PM

WEST KELOWNA - A 15-year-old West Kelowna teen drowned in Okanagan Lake early this morning after jumping from a public dock.

Police say they were called to the Ferry Wharf structure in Gellatly Bay around 1 a.m. Saturday when he didn't resurface, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said in a release.

Emergency responders found the boy and pulled him from the water, tried CPR and rushed him to hospital.  

“Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the 15-year-old boy could not be resuscitated and passed away in hospital,” O’Donaghey said. “RCMP Victim Services are providing support to the witnesses and the victim’s family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the boy’s loved ones during this difficult time.”

His name is not being released.

The B.C. Coroner's Service is also investigating the death. 


To contact a reporter for this story, email Marshall Jones or call 250-718-2724 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2019
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile