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Police recover body of Calgary man missing in Shuswap Lake

 A man who was seriously injured in a boating collision Saturday night in Cinnemouson Narrows is tended to by paramedics prior to being transported by air helicopter from Finlayson Park to Kelowna General Hospital. - Kelly M Dick
A man who was seriously injured in a boating collision Saturday night in Cinnemouson Narrows is tended to by paramedics prior to being transported by air helicopter from Finlayson Park to Kelowna General Hospital.
— image credit: Kelly M Dick

Update: Aug. 18, 2:15

RCMP have recovered the body of an Alberta man who went missing in Shuswap Lake following a boating collision Saturday night. A second man involved in the incident is in hospital with serious injuries.

Late Monday afternoon, Sicamous RCMP reported the body of a 51-year-old Calgary, Alta. man had been recovered following an extensive search that began Sunday morning, when police responded to a report of a boating incident at Hungry Cove in Cinnemousun Narrows.

Upon arrival, officers learned a 45-foot cabin cruiser had crashed into a rock face the night prior, at around 9:30. The 51-year-old, who had been operating the vessel, was missing and presumed drowned. A second man, who was below deck when the crash occurred, was able to get assistance from passing house-boaters Sunday morning. He was transported to Sicamous, where he was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment of various serious injuries. Two dogs that were also onboard were safely recovered.

Sicamous RCMP, the BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, Air Services and members of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue participated in the search effort that led to the successful recovery of the missing man’s body.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, the Sicamous RCMP continue to assist the BC Coroners Service in the investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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