POLICE – Man missing in South Thompson River after falling off dock

UPDATE: The body of a man who fell into the South Thompson River Saturday evening was recovered today a short distance from where he fell in. Divers from the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team located him about 11:30 a.m. Foul play is not suspected, and the B.C. Coroners Service is now investigating. The man’s family has been notified.

A search is underway on the South Thompson River for a 25-year-old Kamloops man who went missing early Saturday evening (July 1, 2017).

RCMP received a call at 5:30 p.m. about a man who was trying to get out of the water at a dock when he fell into the river and went under. Friends who were at the scene made several attempts to locate him and an extensive search was undertaken but he did not resurface.  Kamloops Fire and Rescue responded along with the RCMP boat patrol.

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team will be activated this morning in further efforts to locate the young man. Family members have been made aware of the situation and it is confirmed that he has not been seen or heard from since he went into the water.

Kamloops RCMP would like to remind the public that the currents in the river remain very high for this time of the year, due to high water levels.

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