A St. Albert man has gone missing near Kelowna.
West Kelowna RCMP have confirmed the identity of a missing man, whose boat was found unoccupied on Okanagan Lake in B.C., as St. Albert resident Brian Daryl Lakevold, 64.
Lakevold’s boat was found on the lake Tuesday night when a local couple were operating their own boat near Kalmoir Regional Park when they collided with Lakevold’s unoccupied Malibu LXI. The boat’s lights were off and it appeared to be adrift.
No one was injured in the collision and there was minimal damage, police say.
An RCMP news release says on closer inspection of the boat, police found some personal effects and the ignition keys to the vessel. They’ve confirmed with his family he’s missing.
“The search for Lakevold continues and investigators are appealing to the public for their help in establishing a time line of his whereabouts Tuesday afternoon in order to better focus the search,” says the release. “Specifically police are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen him or his maroon and white Malibu LXI after 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2014, up until his boat was found unoccupied that evening.”
Const. Kris Clark said by email that the search continues with RCMP and Central Okanagan Search and Rescue resources. RCMP Air Services, which had been assisting, are no longer engaged.
“The length of the search will depend on many factors and it is too early to determine at this point,” Clark said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP, Const. Gingras at 250-768-2880. Anonymous tips can be directed to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.