On the afternoon of April 21, 2019, a body was discovered at a popular beach in BC. RCMP has now identified the dead body found on Gyro Beach in Kelowna and they are now actively investigating the circumstances. This is the second body that has been found floating in the same lake this month.
At around 2:30 PM on Sunday, April 21, 2019, police were called to Gyro Beach in Kelowna, BC to respond to a body in the water. A large number of police attended the scene along with a fire truck and several ambulances. A stretcher was brought onto the beach by BC EMS paramedics.
Following the discovery, RCMP said that they were in the early stages of identifying the body. Now, two days later, RCMP and the BC Coroners Service have been able to successfully identify the person.
According to RCMP, the body that was found on Gyro Beach was that of a 29-year-old woman. Kelowna RCMP have stated that the woman was Caitlin Midori Bradley from Surrey, British Columbia.
According to Bradley’s Facebook page, she lived in Kelowna and was a proud mother to a young boy.
Police and the BC Coroners Service are now working together to try and develop a timeline of Bradley’s actions that led to her death.
At this time, police are asking anyone to come forward to aid in the investigation. Although Bradley’s death has not yet been officially classified, investigators do not believe that criminality was involved.
When Bradley’s body was found, police, several first responders, and the BC Coroners Service closed off the area for several hours. The popular beach has since been reopened to the public.
This the second body that has washed up on Okanagan Lake since the beginning of April. The first body was discovered on the morning of April 4, 2019.
This body was found at City Park Beach in Kelowna, just 3.8 km away from the second incident. The victim, in this case, was also identified to be an adult female. The cause of death is also unknown at this time.
Narcity has reached out to RCMP and the BC Coroners Service for more information.