Facebook friends identified OK Falls drowning victim

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Members of the RCMP (dogs squad and diver team) scouring areas near the site where a 24 year old Alberta man was found last Friday. Three divers involved in this river search along with a dog unit and two other General Investigation section members supervising the project.

A lead homicide detective has been assigned to the case . Police have not used the word homicide in a formal release but the investigation is being supervised by Major Crimes Unit (Southeast District).

Global Okanagan: While police aren’t confirming the man’s identity – friends say the victim is Andrew Gangl of Edmonton. This info from social media where condolences have been posted on his Facebook page since Saturday.

Victim picture from Facebook
Victim picture from Facebook

Cst. Kelly Grant (GIS) say this is a “material” search looking for an object. No further details but there is door knocking going on in Okanagan Falls as well – trying to find out more information about the last few hours of the victim’s life.

There is no indication of where exactly the victim entered the water.

Earlier on ODN

This death has been deemed suspicious pending the results of an autopsy to be performed this,” said RCMP Constable Kris Clark.

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The body was noticed early on Friday morning and SAR rescue personnel from Oliver and Penticton called in to recover the victim after 10 o’clock.

The young male was found in the river about 2 kilometres south of the Lake Skaha out-flow dam. There are several drop structures between the dam and the location where the recovery took place. Green Lake Road can be seen in the picture above.

One RCMP officer states the death is suspicious and may be linked to another un-related incident in the Oliver area

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