The missing Okanagan doctor’s body was recovered on the Thompson River in Kamloops

The body of an Okanagan man who died two weeks ago trying to rescue his son from the Thompson River in Kamloops has been recovered.

Kamloop’s RCMP says they and Kamloop’s Fire Rescue were called Thursday morning after a report of a dead body in some logs near the seaplane docks.

Michael Mthandazo, a doctor in Vernon, is believed to have drowned near McArthur Island around 5:30 p.m. on July 30

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According to a fundraiser, the doctor was at a recreational soccer tournament in Kamloops when he went swimming with his son.

“The water current started to speed up and although he was able to help his son out of the water, he couldn’t get out himself,” the fundraiser said.

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On Thursday, police said the report of the body was received at 8:35 a.m. Officers were present and confirmed the man was dead. The BC Coroners Service was also contacted.

“The man’s identity has since been verified and his family notified of his death,” Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn.

The fundraiser said Mthandazo has a wife and two sons.

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