Update – Remains of missing Alberta man recovered from the Kootenay River

Columbia Valley, B.C. Southeast District

2020-08-19 13:44 PDT

File # 2020-2036

The remains of the missing Edmonton man, who was swept away on July 30, 2020 while attempting to rescue his family’s dog, was pulled from the Kootenay River Tuesday.

Click here to view the original news release (July 31, 2020).

Click here to view previous news release (August 10, 2020).

On August 18, 2020 just before 12:00 p.m., front line RCMP officers from Kimberley and Cranbrook were called to a section of the Kootenay River, approximately 6 km south of the Canal Flats Bridge, where the deceased was spotted in a now shallow portion of the river.

Columbia Valley RCMP notified the BC Coroners Service, who has now launched an independent and concurrent fact finding investigation into the man’s sudden passing.

His remains were safely recovered from the river with the support of area search and rescue crews.

RCMP wish to extend its deepest condolences to the victim’s family, who continue to ask for privacy during this very difficult time, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the BC RCMP Southeast District.

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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