Police search for missing man after tragedy

The RCMP are searching the Kalamalka Lake area for Curtis Wilson using ground, water and air resources.

Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Curtis Wilson.

Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Curtis Wilson.

A man found in Kalamalka Lake has been identified, and RCMP continue to search for another individual.

On Sunday at 2:25 p.m., police were called to Cosens Bay where Shane Letkeman, 32, of Lethbridge Alta. was located.

“The death has been determined to be not suspicious in nature, and that investigation is now being turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service,” said Cst Jocelyn Noseworthy, spokesperson with the Vernon RCMP detachment.

However, during the investigation into Letkeman’s death, police determined he was last known to be with Curtis Wilson. Wilson has been reported missing by his family.

“A black Chrysler car with an Alberta licence plate associated to Wilson was located in the area that the body was found,” said Noseworthy.

“That vehicle was seized as part of the investigation.”

The RCMP are searching the Kalamalka Lake area for Wilson using ground, water and air resources.

Wilson, also a resident of Lethbridge, Alta. is described as a 23-year-old Caucasian man.

He is six-feet-tall and 160 pounds with dark brown hair. He is clean shaven and has two distinctive star tattoos on either side of his chest and several other tattoos on his arms and chest.

He was last seen wearing high-top red sneakers, silvery coloured shorts, a black T-shirt, and a red baseball cap.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wilson is asked to call the Vernon RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers.

A stand-up paddleboarder on the south side of Cosens Bay, away from the beach area but near the cabins, discovered Letkeman’s body under the water and alerted RCMP Sunday.

Authorities have not said how long the body was in the lake.