The bodies of the missing fishermen have been recovered


2023-06-29 14:25 PDT

File # 2023-2593

The bodies of the fishermen that went missing at Stump lake on June 19, 2023, have been recovered. See original release: 2023-06-21.

MR5102 police ford explorer parked outside of the Merritt RCMP Detachment. 

On June 29, 2023, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team located the bodies of the missing fishermen and their boat. The BC Coroner Service has now taken conduct of the investigation.

"Our hearts go out to the families that are grieving after this tragedy". Says S/Sgt. Joshua Roda. "We want to thank the public for all the information they provided during the search".

Released by:

S/Sgt. J. Roda
Detachment Commander
Merritt RCMP
2999 Voght Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1G9
Office: 250-378-4262
Fax: 250-315-4611


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