The Kenyan student who died in a tragic accident Sunday at Kawkawa Lake has been identified as Felix Odera.
The 24-year-old was at an outing at the lake near Hope as part of a group known as the Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship from the University of B.C.
Odera had been a student at UBC since 2007, according to his Finance 3.0 webpage.
Police say he fell off a dock at the lake Sunday afternoon into deep, cold water. It’s believed he was not able to swim. His body was recovered by police divers Monday.
A statement from police described Odera as “a bright student who was well liked by all.”
“It’s a really sad accident and our thoughts are with Felix’s family and friends right now,” said Const. Tracy Wolbeck of the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP.
The coroner’s investigation is ongoing.