Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

July 14, 2014 15:40 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Confirms Identity in Year-Old Incident

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 14, 2014) -

For Immediate Release
2014JAG0185-000975
July 14, 2014

Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service

INFORMATION BULLETIN

BC Coroners Service confirms identity in year-old incident

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a boating incident on Shuswap Lake on Aug. 24, 2013, but whose body was recovered on July 10. 2014.

He is Kevin William Boutilier, aged 25, from Calgary, Alberta.

On Aug. 24, 2013, Mr. Boutilier and some friends were aboard a houseboat on Shuswap Lake. Mr. Boutilier and several others jumped into the lake to retrieve a hat which had fallen in, but weather conditions caused the boat to drift away from the group. Even with help from his friends, Mr. Boutilier was unable to return to the boat.

An extensive search at the time was unsuccessful in recovering Mr. Boutilier's body.

This month, the private recovery service, Ralston and Associates, resumed the search and on July 10, was successful in its recovery efforts.

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Contact Information

  • Barb McLintock
    Coroner, Strategic Programs
    BC Coroners Service
    250 356-9253