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Search for drowning victim extended
Another two outings are planned in the ongoing search for the body of a missing Calgary man.
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue #106 Shuswap Station leader Rob Sutherland says marine search and rescue volunteers and the RCMP plan to return to Cinnemousun Narrows on Sept. 28 and 29 to try again to locate the body of Kevin Boutilier, who went missing in Shuswap Lake on Aug. 24 and is presumed drowned.
Sutherland says police and search and rescue possess photos taken two minutes prior to Boutilier diving into the water, and these indicate an area between the previous two search locations that will be the focus of the coming search effort.
“We have a line of where the boat was two minutes prior to the guy jumping off, but because of the depth perception (of the photo) we can’t tell the range,” says Sutherland. “The actual search area is actually pretty huge – it’s pretty hard to figure out exactly where he went in.”
The search effort has been conducted with aid from Vernon Search and Rescue, which has provided use of a highly sensitive side-sonar scanner. Other boaters in the Narrows on the 28th and 29th are reminded to keep at least 1,000 feet away from search vessels so as not to interrupt the scan signal.