RCMP investigating drowning at Yellow Lake

Penticton RCMP are investigating the drowning of a Penticton man at Yellow Lake Friday afternoon.

The investigation follows the report of an overturned boat and people in the water received early Friday afternoon by the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

RCMP were called to the lake just after 1 p.m. and quickly learned from witnesses that other boaters came to the aid of a pair of fishermen, who ended up in the water.

“Both men were returned to shore, with one man alive,” said Cpl. Moskaluk. “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.

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