A press release from the Revelstoke RCMP is notifying the public about the recovery of a body south of Blanket Creek Provincial Park.
On Sunday September 1, 2019, shortly after 2:00 PM Revelstoke RCMP received a call about a body of an adult male discovered on the shoreline, south of Blanket Creek Provincial Park, approximately 30 Kilometres south of Revelstoke, BC.
Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson, Cpl. Thomas Blakney stated in a news release that initial indications suggest that his death did not involve criminality. With the assistance of the BC Coroners Service, the RCMP is working to confirm the man’s identity.
The BC Coroners Service was contacted and is in the early stages of its fact-finding investigation; the Coroners Service investigates all sudden, unexpected and/or unnatural deaths in the province to determine who died, how, where, when and by what means.
RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are not offering any further information about this investigation.
Though police have given no indication the two incidents are related, on June 20, 2019 , Warren Tittermore of Calgary, Alberta, was presumed to have drowned after his boat capsized.
At the time, RCMP would learn that two adult males from Alberta were in the water, with life jackets and had cried for help.
Search and Rescue from Revelstoke and Golden along with Revelstoke RCMP were deployed using air, land, and water rescue and located one of the males on the shoreline where he was air-lifted to Queen Victoria Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Continued search and rescue efforts resulted in the recovery of a life jacket and the 14′ aluminum boat.
Revelstoke RCMP have reason to believe that Warren 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 unfortunately was not able to make it to shore.
The Revelstoke Current will update as soon as possible.