British Columbia RCMP will bring in specialized equipment to help search for a 34-year-old Calgary man, missing since the weekend.
According to RCMP, Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji jumped into the Okanagan Lake near Squally Point, south of Rattlesnake Island, on June 18 around 3:45 p.m., and never resurfaced.
Adedeji and five other friends were vacationing from Calgary when the incident occurred. The West Kelowna RCMP boat team, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue and West Kelowna Fire Rescue quickly responded to the call for help.
On Tuesday, RCMP said their search would continue with the use of underwater sonar.
“The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) are having to bring in specialized equipment including a towed SONAR and a remote-operated vehicle,” said Sgt. Kevin Duggan of the Kelowna Regional Detachment.
Okanagan Lake is a large, deep lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. The lake is 135 km long, between four and five kilometres wide, and has a surface area of 348 km².
“This equipment will be used due to the depths of the lake in the area where Mr. Adedeji was last seen,” said Sgt. Duggan.