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POLICE – Body of unidentified man found in water near Riverside Park

Kamloops RCMP are investigating after a man’s body was found in the water near Riverside Park this weekend.

Around 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, police were called to the area of Riverside Park near the pickle ball courts, where a possible body was seen in the water about 30-40 feet from shore.

The Forensic Identification Services (FIS) Unit used its drone to confirm there was a dead person, and with the assistance of the Kamloops Fire Department, brought the body to shore.

“Based on the initial investigation, the person appears to have been in the water for some time,” said Cpl. Crystal Evelyn.

“Police are working on confirming identification and contacting next of kin.”

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment and the B.C. Coroners Service are conducting a concurrent investigation, which includes determining a cause of death or if criminality is suspected. In the meantime, anyone who has any information that might be helpful to the investigation is asked to contact police as soon as possible.

Those with information are asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-38930.

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