BRITISH COLUMBIA

B.C. coroner identifies bodies washed up on beach as those of missing boaters

05/24/2013 03:53 EDT | Updated 07/24/2013 05:12 EDT
VERNON, B.C. - The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of two Vernon, B.C., men who died following a boating incident at Kalamalka Lake.

They were 50-year-old Fredrick Marshall and 47-year-old and Albert James Castanelli.

On Tuesday, they went on a camping trip on the east side of the lake in an area accessible only by boat.

The coroner's service says a hiker in a remote area of the lake found camping equipment washed up on the beach on Wednesday and called authorities.

A search of the area began and the men's bodies were found in separate areas of the beach, while a car-top aluminum boat was discovered nearby.

The coroner's service and the RCMP are continuing to investigate the deaths.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version did not include the second boater's last name.