Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service confirms identity of swimming victim
KELOWNA – The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died Aug. 4, 2012, while swimming near Taghum Beach on Kootenay Lake.
The man is Donald Morris, aged 64, from Nelson.
Mr. Morris was swimming with friends in the Taghum area on the afternoon of Aug. 4. He dove from a rock face, briefly resurfaced and then went out of sight. He was eventually located in approximately 3.65 metres (12 feet) of water.
The BC Coroners Service is continuing to investigate this death.
The family of Mr. Morris has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Morris.
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Programs
BC Coroners Service
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