The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna on March 1, 2016.
He was Donald Brian Jules, aged 40, of Westbank.
Mr. Jules was seen to enter Okanagan Lake from the wharf near Gellatly Road shortly before 8 p.m. on March 1, 2016, and shortly thereafter was noted to be in medical distress. RCMP and BC Ambulance Service responded quickly and he was rescued from the lake and transported to Kelowna General Hospital. Unfortunately Mr. Jules could be not resuscitated.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.
Mr. Jules’s family has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service requests that the media respect their privacy during this difficult time.