The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of two men who died following a boating incident at Kalamalka Lake on May 21, 2013.
The two men were Fredrick Basil Marshall, aged 50, and Albert James Castanelli, aged 47, both from Vernon.
Mr. Marshall and Mr. Castanelli were on a camping trip on the east side of Kalamalka Lake in an area accessible only by boat. On the morning of May 22, a hiker in a remote area of the lake found camping equipment washed up on a beach. The hiker contacted the authorities who then began a search of the area.
Mr. Marshall and Mr. Castanelli were found in separate areas on the beach. A Car-Top aluminium boat also was found washed up nearby.
The BC Coroners Service and the RCMP continue to investigate these deaths.
The families of both deceased have been notified of the deaths. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
For further information, please contact:
Regional Coroner, Interior Region
BC Coroners Service