Central Okanagan Search and Rescue was kept busy over the weekend searching for a missing kayaker and camper in two separate searches.
Crews have been assisting RCMP in a search at Okanagan Lake for missing kayaker Zygmunt Janiewicz.
The 71-year-old kayaker hasn’t been since Friday afternoon when he set out to kayak on the lake. He did not return as scheduled, and a kayak and life-jacket were found unattended along the 3300-block of Watt Road.
As of Sunday afternoon, no sign of Janiewicz had been reported.
On Saturday evening, COSAR was also called out for a missing camper at Browne Lake in the Okanagan Highlands area. Searchers continued Saturday overnight and stopped around 4 a.m. Sunday. The search was resumed Sunday morning, with assistance from Vernon and Penticton search and rescue crews.
The camper, a 24-year-old man, was later found by a four-wheeler near Fish Lake and brought back to camp.
“He was fortunate,” said COSAR search manager Duane Tresnich.
“People need to be aware that temperatures in the high country are just above freezing at night and they should bring appropriate clothing.”
COSAR continues its aerial search Sunday for the missing kayaker.