31-Year-Old Alberta Male Drowns in Lake Country, B.C. Incident

Lake Country, BC – RCMP in Lake Country continue to support the BC Coroners Service after a fatal drowning this afternoon in Wood Lake.

On August 23, 2017 at 2:29 pm, emergency crews were called to the area of Oyama Road and Trask Road in Lake Country for a report of a possible drowning in the waters of Wood Lake. Police have learned that the man had been swimming out to a floating dock in the designated swimming area of the lake, when a family noticed he had not re-surfaced and called for help.

“The Lake Country Volunteer Fire Department launched their rescue vessel, while two divers from the fire department searched the lake with the support of multiple civilian boats,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “The man’s body was located below the water’s surface, in approximately 8 feet of water. Rescuers quickly pulled the man from the lake and immediately began CPR. He had been transported by emergency medical crews with BC Ambulance Service to an area hospital.”

Sadly, the 31-year-old Alberta man could not be resuscitated and has since succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

“The Lake Country RCMP would like to recognise all those members of the public who without hesitation began to search for the missing man, and continue to aid emergency crews with pulling the man from the lake and performing life-saving measures,” adds Cpl. O’Donaghey.

Lake Country RCMP will continue to support the BC Coroners Service in this investigation.

Police File # 2017-50488

Kelowna RCMP
Lake Country RCMP

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