Missing woman swept away by river near Keremeos


2021-06-04 19:59 PDT

A search is now underway after a woman, who had been operating a vehicle, drove off the roadway and into a fast moving river Friday morning near Keremeos. She was swept away by the fast moving water and disappeared. Search and Rescue was deployed but has yet to locate the missing woman.

On June 4, 2021 just after 11 a.m., a man called the Keremeos RCMP to report that he had witnessed a woman being swept away by the fast moving water of the Similkameen River.

At around 10:45 a.m., 43-year-old Amy Sabean was operating a white Chevrolet Blazer, and was being followed by an associate who was in a separate vehicle. While travelling along Ashnola Road, at approximately the 4-5 km marker towards Keremeos, the man witnessed Amy drive off the roadway and into the Similkameen River. When she tried to get out of her vehicle she was swept away by the fast moving water.

Search and Rescue was immediately deployed, along with RCMP Air 4, as well as several members of Keremeos Highway Patrol who are assisting the Keremeos RCMP with the search. Boarder Agencies have been advised since the search area is close to USA border.

The search is ongoing and at this time no suspicious activity is suspected.

If anyone has any further information or might have seen anything, please contact the police.

Released by:

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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