POLICE – Still no sign of missing watercraft operator on S. Thompson

Helicopter searches along river this week. (Image: Mel Rothenburger.)

The personal watercraft driver who went missing on the South Thompson River on Sunday still hasn’t been found.

The man, who was in his early 30s, was struck by another watercraft, fell into the water and is presumed to have drifted down the river.

Searches have been conducted by RCMP officers, the RCMP Dive Team and the RCMP helicopter have so far come up empty.  As well, Kamloops Search and Rescue and Kamloops Fire and Rescue have been engaged in searching the river and its banks.

Kamloops RCMP is asking anyone who is on or near the river to be vigilant.  If you see anything of a suspicious nature, please contact the police at 25-828-3000.


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