Divers recover body of missing man in lake

The body of Heinz Schwarz was located in approximately 10 feet of water near the Kal Lake wharf by Vernon Search and Rescue Wednesday.

The search for a missing Coldstream man ended tragically.

The body of Heinz Schwarz was located in approximately 10 feet of water near the Kal Lake wharf by Vernon Search and Rescue officials Wednesday, shortly after 1 p.m.

He had been reported missing by his family Tuesday after he failed to return to his home in the 8800 block of Mariposa Place. He had left his home for a walk Monday at around 11 p.m.

“There is no indication Mr. Schwarz went out to harm himself,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Foul play has been ruled out and the case has been turned over to the coroner.

Police discovered Schwarz’s brand of cigarettes and half-a-can of beer on the wharf.

RCMP divers recovered the body.