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Posted: July 20, 2021

Drowning victim recovered

Columbia Valley RCMP this afternoon confirmed it has recovered the body of the person last seen cliff jumping at Windermere Wells recreation site on Monday (July 19).

The search for a 28-year-old man, believed drowned, was initiated by the Columbia Valley RCMP with the assistance of the Columbia Valley Search and Rescue team on Monday, July 19. Sadly, the man’s body was recovered by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) Tuesday, July 20.

“The young man had attended Windermere Wells recreation site with friends,” said Cpl. Louis-Philippe Gendron-Fafard from the Columbia Valley RCMP. “When he did not re-surface, his friends attended to the last area he was seen in attempts to pull him out of the water but were unable.”

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the man’s death.

Columbia Valley RCMP offer condolences to family and friends. The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service have no further information available at this time.


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