Identity of drowning victim released

Motorist had managed to escape from his car, but not from Slocan Lake

  • Jun. 11, 2012 8:00 p.m.

On Wednesday morning June 6, 2012, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Slocan Lake RCMP received a report of a vehicle driving into Slocan Lake at the Slocan City Boat Launch. Local Fire Department, Ambulance, RCMP as well as Search and Rescue responded.  A car was located submerged in the lake, down from the Boat Launch.  A local tow truck was utilized to recover the vehicle, however, it was unoccupied.

Further searches of the surrounding lake area were conducted.  A body was later located under the wharf, about six to eight feet below the water’s surface.  (The wharf is beside and runs parallel to the boat launch).

The body was then recovered but unfortunately deceased at the scene. Witnesses have confirmed with the RCMP that the deceased was the only occupant of the vehicle when the car went into the lake.   The deceased is a local 76 year old male.

Next of Kin have been notified and the name of the deceased in the single vehicle incident at Slocan, B.C. is now being released. The deceased’s name is: George Edward ANDERSON (born May 29, 1936) of Slocan, B.C.

The B.C. Coroner’s Service and RCMP are continuing to investigate the occurrence.