Osoyoos Lake

Updated: June 10, 2019

Police have recovered the bodies of two men who went missing after a boat crash Saturday night on Osoyoos Lake.

The victims, a 35-year-old man from Kamloops and a 36-year-old man from Maple Ridge, were retrieved by RCMP divers Sunday around 7 p.m.

Mounties remain at the scene in an attempt to piece together what happened and raise the two boats involved in the crash.


Posted: June 9, 2019

Two people are missing after a pair of boats collided Saturday night on Osoyoos Lake.

Police say the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. between Highway 3 and Swiws Provincial Park (Haynes Point), resulting in both vessels sinking.

“The three occupants of one boat were rescued and transported to a local area hospital. The two occupants of the second boat remain unaccounted for,” Osoyoos RCMP Sgt. Jason Bayda said in a press release Sunday.

Members of the Osoyoos RCMP and the B.C. RCMP Underwater Recovery Team are currently working to find the missing boaters.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and hasn’t yet spoken to police is asked to call the Osoyoos RCMP detachment at 250-495-7236.