UPDATE: Searching for missing swimmer

COSAR and the RCMP are scouring Okanagan Lake for a missing man.

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.

Efforts continue to find a 23-year-old missing swimmer who was last seen on July 15 in Okanagan Lake.

According to S/Sgt./s-e major Annie Linteau eight individuals were out boating about 5:30 p.m. when they stopped to swim in an area between Gyro Park and Kinsmen Park. They then proceeded towards the William R. Bennett Bridge when they noticed that one passenger was not on board. When they failed to locate the man, they contacted the RCMP at 6:30 pm.

Police were also unable to find the Kamloops man in the water, and the search continues on Sunday.

police and members of the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue with support from RCMP Air Services, searched Okanagan Lake in Kelowna with negative results. The E Division Underwater Recovery Team will be attending the area in the coming days in an effort to locate the 23-year-old.

Police have been in contact with the man’s family and are keeping them informed of the search efforts to date.

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A 22-year-old is missing and his friends fear he may have drown in Okanagan Lake.

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, the RCMP, and Kelowna firefighters started searching the water Saturday night about 5 p.m.

Duane Tresnich, a COSAR spokesperson, explained that the man went for a swim off of a boat somewhere between the bridge and Gyro Beach when his friends took off not realizing he wasn’t back on board.

The boaters went back to look for the man but could not find him.

A helicopter and two kayakers have also been deployed to the scene on Sunday morning to look for the man.

It’s unclear where he and the other boaters are from.

More to come.

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