The Nelson RCMP cannot confirm whether the body recently recovered from Kootenay Lake is Paul Tayes

Unidentified body found floating in Kootenay Lake

Recovered from near Crescent Beach, the BC Coroners service is investigating.

An unidentified body has been recovered from Kootenay Lake, near Crescent Beach, but police cannot confirm whether it is the body of 56-year-old Paul Tayes, who was last seen in Kokanee Creek Provincial Park on September 2.

“On Thursday, September 11 at approximately 8:15 a.m. the Nelson RCMP received a call from a woman who felt she saw a body floating,” said Sgt. Darryl Little.

The body was recovered from the water by Nelson RCMP and Nelson Search and Rescue. It was transported to Trail. There was no indication of foul play.

“The BC Coroners Service will be taking conduct of the investigation into the events surrounding and the cause of the male’s death,” said Little.

Taye’s family has been notified of the body’s recovery and are awaiting positive identification to be made.


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