Update – Body of missing woman swept away by river located and recovered


2021-06-05 19:02 PDT

The body of a missing woman, whose vehicle went off the roadway and into a fast moving river Friday morning near Keremeos, has now been located and recovered.

Click here to view original news release (June 4, 2021)

RCMP wishes to clarify the location of the collision and apologize for any confusion. Police can now confirm that Amy Sabean’s vehicle veered off of Ashnola Road, and plunged into the Ashnola River, approximately 15 km from the Similkameen River. Because the water was moving so fast, the search for Amy extended to the Similkameen River in hopes she could be located there.

Sadly, earlier this morning search and rescue crews located the body of a deceased woman approximately 14 km down stream of the Ashnola River from the collision site, and about 1 km prior to where the Ashnola River enters into the Similkameen River, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP. Due to the high risk associated to recovering the deceased from the river’s rapidly flowing waters. Search and rescue personnel took the time necessary to safely carry out the recovery mission.

The woman has since been identified as 43-year old Amy Sabean. Her family has since been notified.

The BC Coroners Service has also launched its own investigation into Amy’s unexpected death.

Anyone with any further information to assist with this investigation, is asked to call the Keremeos RCMP.

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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