Search on for drowning victim on Columbia River

The Revelstoke RCMP and Revelstoke Search and Rescue are currently searching the Columbia River near the Centennial Park boat launch

  • Apr. 21, 2016 10:00 a.m.

The Revelstoke RCMP and Revelstoke Search and Rescue are currently searching the Columbia River near the Centennial Park boat launch

The Revelstoke RCMP and Revelstoke Search and Rescue are currently searching the Columbia River near the Centennial Park boat launch after it was reported that one adult man from a group of three swimmers had not exited the water.

At 12:56pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, there was a report of a man who had disappeared into the Columbia River. A group of three swimmers were at the Centennial Park Boat Launch in the water and reported that only two came out after the swim. The RCMP is treating the matter as a drowning.

The Revelstoke RCMP immediately activated the local SAR team in addition to the RCMP Air 4 helicopter.  The Revelstoke RCMP police boat along with a private boat were launched to conduct a search on the river, in addition to SAR technicians and Revelstoke Fire Rescue crews that are walking the rivers’ edge and park trails.

Further updates will be provided when available.

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