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Bodies found of missing fishermen at Stump Lake near Merritt

The pair went missing on June 19

The bodies of two fishermen as well as their boat have been recovered out of an Interior lake, ten days after they went missing.

The pair had last been seen by friends fishing late into the evening on Stump Lake, near Merritt. Police were notified when they did not return after dark, and a search effort began.

Kamloops Search and Rescue was brought in to help, as well as Police Dog Services.

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Merritt notified the public around 2:30p.m. on June 29 that the bodies had been found by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team.

Sgt. Josh Roda of the Merritt detachment said that their hearts go out to the grieving families.

“We want to thank the public for all the information they provided during the search.”


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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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