Search for drowning victim to continue

The search for Kevin Boutilier, a missing 25-year-old Calgary man who is presumed drowned in Shuswap Lake, was unsucessful after two days.

  • Sep. 4, 2013 11:00 a.m.

The search for the body of Kevin Boutilier, a missing 25-year-old Calgary man who is presumed drowned in Shuswap Lake, was unsucessful after two days.

Plans are now in the works to continue the search later this week.

On Sunday and Monday, a search was organized 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.

“Our second day of searching using the side-scan sonar completed the search area south of the last known position of the missing person. The five potential areas found the first day revealed nothing but false targets,” said Rob Sutherland, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue #106 Shuswap Station leader.

The groups are now attempting to co-ordinate a further search for today, Wednesday, Sept. 4, which will involve two possible sites, before the search would move north to another potential location.

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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