One drowns near Cherryville while another person is missing

Two men fall into Monashee Creek on the weekend

  • Aug. 15, 2011 4:00 p.m.

A Cherryville area creek has claimed more lives this summer.

Two men were walking along Monashee Creek Saturday afternoon when they fell 200 feet into the creek, near the Goldpanner Campground.

A 22-year-old Peachland man is dead as a result of the incident and a 20-year-old Kelowna man remains missing.

Members of the Vernon Search and Rescue unit were on scene throughout the weekend.

In May, a 31-year-old Vernon went missing in Monashee Creek after he allegedly went into the creek to retrieve his dog.

Read Wednesday’s Morning Star for more details.