Update June 23 – On Thursday June 20, 2019 shortly after 11:00 PM, Revelstoke RCMP were alerted to witnesses reporting a boat had capsized in the Columbia River, East of the Blanket Creek Campground, which is located approximately 20 km South of Revelstoke, BC. 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.
Since Friday June 21, 2019 air, land and water search continued which resulted in the recovery of a life jacket and the 14′ aluminum boat. Unfortunately, 35 year-old Warren Tittemore of Calgary, Alberta has not been located and presumed to have drowned.
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 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.
– Cpl. Thomas Blakney Revelstoke Detachment