A Langley man is one of three who died in separate drowning incidents in B.C. over a single weekend.
Mervyn Kenneth Reinson, 66, was boating alone on Okanagan Lake on Aug. 16, according to the B.C. Coroners Service. He was later seen floating below the water near the Kelowna Yacht Club. Reinson was rescued and taken to Kelowna
General Hospital, but did not survive, said Barb McLintock of the Coroners Service.
In addition to Reinson, a 23-year-old Surrey man, Mitesh Krishnil Gounder, also died on Okanagan Lake after going for a swim from a houseboat on Aug. 18.
Randolph Peter Lundlblad, a 73-year-old from Kaslo died in Mirror Lake after going for a swim.
All three deaths are still being investigated by the RCMP and Coroners Service.
This year has seen a jump in the number of drowning deaths around the province, and repeated warnings from the Coroners Service and others to be safe while swimming, diving, or using watercraft.
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