A 40-year-old Fruitvale resident drowned over the weekend after apparently falling off his moored boat at the Kaslo Marina.
Local RCMP say the victim and his father were sleeping overnight on the boat when he got up in the middle of the night. He did not return to bed. All of the subject’s belongings remained on the vessel.
On Sunday morning the man was reported missing. A recreational diver entered the lake at the marina and checked the underwater area around the vessel. The man was later located off the stern of the boat in approximately 40 feet of water.
The B.C. Coroner’s Service and RCMP are continuing their investigation. No foul play is suspected. It appears that the subject slipped and fell into the water during the early morning hours of Sunday and drown.
The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.