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Posted: August 19, 2020

Remains of man swept away in Kootenay found

The remains of the missing Edmonton man, who was swept away on July 30, while attempting to rescue his family’s dog, was pulled from the Kootenay River Tuesday.

On August 18, just before noon, front line RCMP officers from Kimberley and Cranbrook were called to a section of the Kootenay River, approximately six km south of the Canal Flats Bridge, where the deceased was spotted in a now shallow portion of the river.

Columbia Valley RCMP notified the BC Coroners Service, which has now launched an independent and concurrent fact finding investigation into the man’s sudden passing.

His remains were safely recovered from the river with the support of area search and rescue crews.

“RCMP wish to extend its deepest condolences to the victim’s family, who continue to ask for privacy during this very difficult time,” stated Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the BC RCMP Southeast District.


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