Day on the water ends in tragedy

Nelson

2020-07-21 14:44 HAP

Dossier nº 2020-3268

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On Saturday, July 18 2020 Nelson RCMP were called to an area known as Sixmile Beach after it was reported that two people appeared to be struggling in the water.

Before police arrived, a woman was rescued from the water by a paddle boarder and was safe on the shore. The woman’s companion, a 23-year-old man was unaccounted for and last seen going under water.

Search and Rescue were called and made extensive patrols using sonar and camera equipment but were unable to locate the missing man.

The next day, July 19th 2020, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team searched the water and located the man near where he was last seen.

The BC Coroners Service is also investigating the man’s death. There is no evidence to suggest that there is anything suspicious in the death. Neither organization will be releasing or confirming identity. No other information is available at this time.
 

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Cap. Madonna Saunderson

S.-off. conseillère de district (relations avec les médias)
District du Nord
4020, 5e Avenue, Prince George (C.-B.) V2M 7E7
Téléphone : 250-561-3166
Cellulaire : 250-301-3521

Courriel : madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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