Update 10:20 a.m. Nov. 18:
The RCMP has confirmed they are conducting a search on Okanagan Lake in relation to missing person Dillon Angle.
“Officers are using specialized equipment to search a portion of the lake near the 8100 block of Tronson Road where Mr. Angle’s vehicle was located on Oct. 19,” media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski said in an email.
Police believe that given the proximity of where the vehicle was found to the water, the search is a necessary step to ensure a fulsome investigation.
“We are in contact with the family who are aware of the search and steps that are being taken as we continue our efforts to locate Mr. Angle,” Terleski said.
Vernon Search and Rescue (VSAR) and the RCMP are conducting a search on Okanagan Lake.
VSAR’s boat is patrolling the area south of Beachcomber Bay Road, with a police vehicle stationed at Tronson Road.
VSAR manager Trevor Honigman says the search and rescue team was called upon by the RCMP to conduct an underwater search using SONAR.
“The RCMP needed our boat and we’re out there helping them out,” he said.
Honigman could not say what the search was for.
In late October, the vehicle of a missing Kelowna man was found in the Tronson Road area. The man, 32-year-old Dillon Angle, was reported missing on Oct. 19 and still has not been found.
The Morning Star has reached out to the RCMP for more information.