Coroner identifies body found near Shelter Bay is of Les Wetselaar

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that the body located at Shelter Bay on Aug. 6 is of Les Wetselaar, 69, who was presumed drowned after falling into the Columbia River at Revelstoke's Centennial Park on April 20.

A Revelstoke RCMP photo of Les Wetselaar. Photo: Revelstoke RCMP handout

The BC Coroners Service has identified the body located near the Shelter Bay boat launch on Aug. 6 as that of Les Wetselaar, 69, who went missing on April 20 after accidentally falling into the Columbia River at Centennial Park in Revelstoke.

Flowers left in memory of Les Wetselaar at the Revelstoke Centennial Park boat launch. RIP Les is carved next to them.

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Revelstoke RCMP and the BC Coroners Service announced on Aug. 8 that boaters had discovered the body near the shoreline of the Upper Arrow Lake on Aug. 6.

Wetselaar fell into the Columbia River on April 20, triggering a big search that lasted for days.

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