Man missing on Windermere Lake

Columbia Valley

2023-09-21 11:53 PDT

File # 2023-2600

On September 16th, 2023, at 3:00 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a 26-year-old man who had presumably drowned while swimming in Windermere Lake, Invermere, BC.

The man was on the lake with his friends, and was seen to be in distress while swimming. Soon after, the man went under water and did not resurface.

As of September 19th, Search and Rescue, Windermere Fire, and RCMP resources are continuing to try and locate the man; However, at this time, he has not been found.

No further information will be released by police out of respect for the family.

Update: RCMP confirm the man has been located deceased. Our condolences go out to the friends and family. The death is not considered suspicious. The BC Coroner Service is engaged in a parallel investigation.

Released by:

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398


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