BC Coroners Service confirms identity in boating death

BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a boating incident on Heart Lake.

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man

who died following a boating incident on Heart Lake near Hedley on July

20, 2013.

He is Clair Stacey Collicutt, aged 46, from Keremeos.

Mr. Collicutt and a friend were out on a small boat on Heart Lake - a

remote lake north of Hedley - on the afternoon of July 20 when the boat

overturned. The friend made it to shore, but Mr. Collicutt failed to

reach the shoreline. The friend reported the incident the next day when

he was able to reach a less remote location, but Mr. Collicutt had died

at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.