Police have determined that no foul play was involved after a body was found near Shelter Bay on Saturday afternoon.
The body was discovered near Shelter Bay, about 45 kilometres south of Revelstoke, on Saturday, Aug. 6, when some boaters who were planning on landing on the shore saw what they believed to be human remains.
The RCMP and coroner went to the scene, but were unable to land on the shore due to poor weather and water conditions, which made launching the police boat very difficult.
They returned the next morning, where they found the body on the shore about three kilometres north of Shelter Bay Provincial Park.
Police investigated the scene and ruled out foul play, saying the person washed up on the shore after drowning.
The identity of the victim is not yet known.
“We haven’t confirmed anything at this point at all,” said Barb McLintock, the spokesperson for the BC Coroners Service. “We always start by comparing to any known missing persons in the region.”
There have been no reports of any drownings or missing persons since Les Wetselaar was swept into the Columbia River at Centennial Park in Revelstoke in April.
In December 2013, Joshua Jeffs went missing near 12 Mile, south of Revelstoke. His body was never found.