Mervyn Kenneth Reinson, aged 66, of Langley, was one of three men who died in separate accidents in B.C.'s Interior over the weekend.
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of all three males: Reison, 73-year-old Randolph Peter (Randy) Lundblad of Kaslo, and 23-year-old Mitesh Krishnil Gounder of Surrey.
Reinson had been boating alone on Okanagan Lake on Aug. 16. He was seen beneath the water near the Kelowna Yacht Club, and was rescued and transported to Kelowna General Hospital. But he did not survive.
Randolph Peter (Randy) Lundblad, aged 73, of Kaslo, had ridden his bicycle to Mirror Lake, about five kilometres south of the town in the early afternoon of Aug. 18. He was seen to dive into the lake and shortly thereafter to be in trouble in the water. The witnesses were unable to rescue him and he was deceased at the scene.
Mitesh Krishnil Gounder, aged 23, of Surrey, had spent the afternoon of Aug. 18 on a rented boat on Okanagan Lake with a friend. About 6:45 p.m., he went into the lake for a last swim and was seen to be in trouble in the water shortly afterward. He was not able to be rescued and emergency personnel were called out. He was spotted by an RCMP helicopter the next morning, and his body was recovered.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate the deaths.
The families of all three men have been notified of their deaths.
As summer weather continues, the BC Coroners Service reiterates the need for everyone engaging in recreational activities near water to take extra care for their own safety.
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