Ministry of Justice
Coroners Service confirms identity of swimming victim
KELOWNA – The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a swimming incident on Okanagan Lake on Aug. 19, 2012.
The man is Nicholas Tal Salisbury, aged 26, from Kelowna.
On the afternoon of Aug. 20, 2012, a snorkeller in Okanagan Lake spotted a body on the bottom of the lake at City Park in Kelowna in an area known as Hot Sands Beach. The body, which was in about 1.5 metres of water about three metres from shore, was recovered at that time. Mr. Salisbury’s bicycle and backpack were found nearby.
The Coroners Service is continuing to investigate this death. Foul play has been ruled out.
The family of Mr. Salisbury has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the 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. Salisbury.
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Programs
BC Coroners Service
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