Government of British Columbia



Government of British Columbia

May 23, 2013 18:55 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Confirms Identity of Scuba Diver

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) -

INFORMATION BULLETIN

2013JAG0163-000917

May 23, 2013

Ministry of Justice

BC Coroners Service

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of scuba diver

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a scuba diving incident in Kootenay Lake near Kaslo on May 18, 2013.

He is Shane Timothy Mortimer, aged 46, of Lethbridge, Alberta.

Dr. Mortimer was one of a group of four persons engaged in recreational scuba diving in the area of the Anscomb shipwreck near Ainsworth on the morning of May 18. Shortly before noon, Dr. Mortimer, an experienced scuba diver, was noted to be in trouble while underwater. His diving partners attempted rescue and resuscitation, which were then continued by first responders and emergency room staff at the hospital. Despite these efforts, Dr. Mortimer could not be revived.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

The family of Dr. Mortimer has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • BC Coroners Service
    Larry Marzinzik
    Regional Coroner, Interior Region
    250 861-7429