Search suspended for missing Calgary man sus

Police have officially suspended the search for a Calgary man who went missing in Shuswap Lake in August.

Police have officially suspended the search for a Calgary man who went missing in Shuswap Lake in August.

Last week, Sicamous Sgt. Dave Dubnyk announced the RCMP have called off the search and recovery effort for 25-year-old Kevin Boutilier. He says the search spanned two months and involved three search and rescue groups and members from three RCMP detachments.

“The search and recovery efforts have included searching water and shorelines, with RCMP helicopters, and side scanning sonar equipment,” said Dubnyk. “SAR and RCMP search teams completed  several days of searches in the area; however, in spite of tireless efforts by all search parties, Mr. Boutilier’s body has not been recovered.

“Police continue to work with the Boutilier family through this difficult time.”

Boutilier was last seen on Saturday, Aug. 14. At 4:15 p.m., the Sicamous detachment received a report of a possible drowning in Cinnemousun Narrows. Police learned that a group of people were on a rented houseboat when a hat blew off one of the occupant’s heads and into the water. Some of the people onboard dove in to retrieve that hat. At the time, the weather was turning stormy  with rough water.

Boutilier was last seen in distress, going under the surface several times before failing to resurface. The other people in the water made it back to the boat.

Boutilier was wearing a pair of red shorts. Dubnyk says he is currently classified as a missing person and presumed drowned.


Just Posted

Salmon Arm RCMP seeking car involved in hit and run

Small blue car struck a young man near Okanagan Avenue and 20 Street Monday

Shuswap homing pigeon in need of new abode

Carrier pigeon wearing outdated identification band takes up residence in Yankee Flats

Dog control ramping up on Okanagan Rail Trail

RDNO taking extra precautions to ensure dogs remain on leash

Phone scam uses false RCMP ID on call display

North Okanagan RCMP say there are applications that allow people to change, hide call display info

Fears that speculation tax, if imposed, could kill Shuswap tourism

Regional district directors wrestle with concern of seasonal residents leaving the area

VIDEO: Rare close encounter with whale pod spotted off B.C. waters

Pod of southern resident orca whales breach within arms length of whale watchers

Rattie scores 3 as Oilers blank Canucks 6-0

Vancouver slips to 1-5 in exhibition play

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Dead B.C. motorcyclist was member of group that raced down mountain road

Some group members record their rides on Strathcona Parkway and post times to page

Indigenous athletes in spotlight at BC Sports Hall of Fame

New gallery to feature Carey Price, Kaila Mussel and Richard Peter

Okanagan College student population climbs

Enrolment up nearly 14 per cent

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

Coldstream supports Okanagan College Campus residence project

Project would see a 100-bed residence on the Vernon campus in Coldstream

VIDEO: A close look at what you were breathing during the B.C. wildfire season

Electron microscope images show soot and tar particles generated by worst B.C. fire season

Most Read