UPDATE: Alberta man presumed dead after boat capsizes south of Revelstoke, B.C.

Search and rescue crews recovered a life jacket

  • Jun. 21, 2019 12:30 p.m.

A view of the lake at Blanket Creek Provincial Park when the water is low. Right now the water is much higher due to spring runoff. (BC Parks photo)

Warren Tittemore of Calgary is missing and presumed dead after his boat capsized south of Revelstoke on the Columbia River on Thursday evening.

An extensive air, land and water search resulted in the recovery of a life jacket and a 14 foot aluminum boat, said a news release from the Revelstoke RCMP.

The RCMP have believe that Tittemore had to remove his life jacket in order to remove heavier clothing that he had been wearing that would have restricted his ability to swim, but he did not make it to shore.

On Thursday evening a witness reported to the RCMP that a boat had capsized on the Columbia River, approximately 20 km south of Revelstoke.

Two adult males, both from Alberta could be heard calling for help. According to a news release from the RCMP both were wearing life jackets and making their way to shore when they got separated.

One male was able to reach the east shore and use his cellphone to provide GPS coordinates.

Search and Rescue volunteers from Revelstoke and Golden, as well as the Revelstoke RCMP were deployed and located the man on the shoreline where he was air-lifted to the Queen Victoria Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Tittemore remains missing. He is Caucasian, 35 years old, approximately 220 lbs and was last seen wearing shorts, a green coat and a yellow life jacket.

The small aluminum boat with an outboard motor was located partially submerged further south of the campground along the west shoreline.

The water is described as cold and rough, which is consistent with the conditions that were reported when the incident first happened Thursday evening.

The rough water is believed to have contributed to the boat capsizing.

“Tittemore’s family would like to extend their appreciation to all those persons who assisted in the search for Warren and we all pray that he is eventually located so the family can have some form of closure,” the news release said.


 

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