2022-07-31 11:05 PDT
File # 2022-26500
On July 30, 2022, at approximately 5:30pm, Kamloops RCMP received a report of a missing male on the Thompson River near McArthur Island Park. Witnesses indicate the male entered the river and was swept away by the current and did not resurface. Civilians attempted to assist but were unable to reach him, and several boats in the area also responded but were also unable to locate the male.
An extensive search was conducted by Kamloops Fire and Rescue along with the RCMP.
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team will be attending to assist in further attempts to recover the missing male.
Kamloops RCMP would like to remind the public that the currents in the river are unpredictable and the riverbed contains many sudden drop-offs - caution should be exercised and PFD’s worn when around moving water.
S/Sgt. Kelly Butler
Cpl. Crystal EvelynMedia Relations Office
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
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