In a release, police say the victim was pulled from the water by life guards who immediately began CPR.
“Preliminary information indicates that the woman may have been in medical distress prior to going below the water’s surface,” said the release.
Police say the woman was participating in the Cherry Blossom Triathlon at the time of the incident and was rushed from the facility to Kelowna General Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Kelowna RCMP are assisting the B.C. Coroner’s Service in their investigation.