Searchers still hope to recover body

An additional two days of searching has proven unsuccessful in the search for the body of Kevin Boutilier

An additional two days of searching has proven unsuccessful in the search for the body of Kevin Boutilier, a missing 25-year-old Calgary man who is presumed drowned in Shuswap Lake.

On Saturday and Sunday, the search effort continued with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Shuswap Search and Rescue and Vernon Search and Rescue, using a side-scan sonar near the Cinnemousun Narrows. Two previous days of searching the weekend before came up with some leads, that the team then followed up on this weekend.

“Nothing was found on Sunday’s search but two more potential targets were registered and will be checked out as everyone’s work schedule allows for another search day,” said Rob Sutherland, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue #106 Shuswap Station leader.

One of the potential locations for the body turned out to be some chairs that had been dumped in the lake.

Sutherland says Vernon Search and Rescue will be reviewing underwater video to determine if there are any more areas to scan with sonar.

The groups are now attempting to co-ordinate a further search.

Boutilier dove into the water off a houseboat on Aug. 24 in an attempt to retrieve a hat. He was seen in distress and did not resurface.

 

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