Penticton RCMP investigating after body found in Okanagan Lake

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      A body was found in Okanagan Lake on the weekend.

      At 8:37 a.m. on July 20, Penticton RCMP received a report about a dead body floating in Okaganan Lake near a marina break-wall.

      RCMP, B.C. Emergency Health Services, the Penticton Fire Department, and the B.C. Coroners Service attended the scene.

      The fire department assisted with the recovery of the body.

      “The investigation remains in its preliminary stages, however criminality is not suspected in the individual’s sudden death at this time,” B.C. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey stated in a news release.

      The B.C. Coroners Service and Penticton RCMP are working to confirm the identity of the individual. RCMP did not state if the body was male or female.

      On July 17, Penticton RCMP had issued a news release stating that they were searching for 41-year-old Colin Palmer, who had not been heard from since the evening of July 13 and was believed to have taken his kayak out on Okanagan Lake.

      In his last contact with family, Palmer had said that he was near Sunoka Beach and that the water was choppy. 

      However, RCMP have not stated any connection with the body located and the search for Palmer.