Name of Oliver drowning victim released

By Contributor
July 17th, 2014

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died following an incident on Burnell-Sawmill Lake near Oliver on June 7, 2014.

The vicitim is identified as Grace Marie Capot-Blanc, aged 54, from Penticton.

Capot-Blanc was camping at the recreational site at Burnell-Sawmill Lake, about 10 km northwest of Oliver, on the night of June 6 to 7.

Shortly after 2 a.m. other campers heard the sound of someone in trouble in the water. They called emergency services, and RCMP discovered Capot-Blanc in the water about 10 metres from the southwest shore of the lake.

The RCMP were able to bring Ms. Capot-Blanc to shore; however, she was deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death. Foul play has now been ruled out in this case.

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