RCMP investigate drowning at Yellow Lake in B.C.

Penticton, BC – The Penticton RCMP has confirmed that a Penticton man drowned while fishing on Yellow Lake Friday Afternoon.

At approximately 1:20 pm, Friday April 21, 2017, the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Dept, BC Ambulance Service and Penticton RCMP attended to Yellow Lake in regards to reports of an overturned boat and boaters in the lake.

On attendance it was learnt from witnesses that other boaters came to the aid of pair of fishermen, who ended up in the water. Both men were returned to shore, with one man alive, however the second man had drowned. The pair was fishing in a small aluminum boat.

RCMP confirm that the deceased man was 82 years of age and was a Penticton resident.

The Penticton RCMP is continuing to assist the BC Coroner Service with their investigation into the incident and the man’s death.

Police File # 2017-5398

Penticton RCMP


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