Zygmunt Janiewicz was reportedly last seen wearing a pair of black pants, a yellow jacket and a white hat. Zygmunt Janiewicz went missing May 17, 2019.

Retrieved body from Okanagan Lake identified as missing kayaker

Zygmunt Janiewicz had been missing since May and was recovered Aug. 10

The BC Coroners service have positively identified Zygmunt Janiewicz as the body retrieved from Lake Okanagan on Aug. 10.

Janiewicz had been missing since May 17 after last being seen kayaking on the lake. An extensive search followed for the missing 71-year-old but search volunteers were unable to find Janiewicz.

In mid-June, Janiewicz’s family fundraised money in hopes to hire search experts to help in the search.

READ MORE: Funds needed for special diving team to find missing Okanagan kayaker

READ MORE: Body found in Okanagan Lake

Last week, a sonar expert who travelled to the Central Okanagan from Idaho, U.S aided local RCMP in a deep water search near Kelowna’s Gyro Beach. Janiewicz’s body was found at a depth of 170 feet.

Kelowna RCMP have said that Janiewicz’s family has been notified.

“Police do not believe that criminality was involved in Zygmunt’s death,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP.

No further information is available at this time.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Princeton – a Prince Town in waiting?

The Town of Princeton has been waiting 160 years for a Royal… Continue reading

RCMP release photos of man wanted in Princeton armed robbery

RCMP have released photos and a description of the man suspected of… Continue reading

Princeton gas station attendant robbed at gun point

A man wielding a hand gun robbed the Princeton Husky on Highway… Continue reading

Motorists face significant fines for handheld device use

Roughly one-quarter of vehicle collisions in British Columbia are attributed to distracted driving

COLUMN: Considering medically assisted dying

The federal government has undertaken to review of the current legislation

Older Canadians highlighted in Kelowna film project to fight ageism

The project is part of a campaign to combat ageism

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Group builds shelters for Vernon’s stray cats

Twenty insulated cat shelters were constructed by volunteers and delivered around town

UBCO partners with Boeing to test new anti-ice coating technology

The coating could one day be applied to all airplanes to prevent ice buildup

Revelstoke already double last year’s snowfall

The city is just below halfway to the snowiest winter on record

True Stories: Okanagan memoir-writers, reading

Reading with local North Okanagan writers Art Dalton, Patti Shales Lefkos, Raven Dahl, Janelle Hardy

Kelowna’s last video store, Leo’s Videos, to remain open despite failed sale

Kelowna’s last video rental store will remain open and under its namesake’s ownership

COLUMN: Choosing a face to show the world

It will not be easy to select the face to display on Canada’s new $5 bill

Most Read