Drowning on Wood Lake

B.C., Lake Country

2022-07-18 08:41 PDT

File # 2022-43909

The preliminary investigation indicates that the man drowned trying to assist another passenger in the water. According to witnesses, several other boaters located the two men in distress. One man was rescued with a life jacket but unfortunately the second male, who was brought back to the Oyama boat launch to meet first responders, died. The BC Coroner Services who attended the scene, took conduct of the investigation.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased man, says Corporal Judith Bertrand, Media Relation Officer for the Kelowna Regional RCMP Detachment. We want to commend the people that assisted with the rescue efforts. Wearing and having easy access to life jackets made a significant difference in the outcome of this tragic event.

For further boat safety tips don’t hesitate to access the following link bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action

Released by

Cpl. Judith Bertrand

Media Relations Officer
West Kelowna RCMP
2390 Dobbin Road, West Kelowna, C.B., V4T 2H9
Office: 250-768-2880
Cell: 778-363-8439

Email: judith.bertrand@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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