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Posted: August 4, 2020

Deceased person recovered, investigation underway

On Monday August 3, shortly after 10 a.m., Kimberley and Cranbrook RCMP responded to an incident on the St Mary’s River.

The incident took place where the Northstar Rails-to-Trails crosses the river and as a result the bridge was closed for over eight hours. Search and rescue teams from both Kimberley and Cranbrook assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a deceased individual.

“We apologize for¬†any¬†inconvenience this may have caused the¬†general public¬†and appreciate your patience and understanding while our crews worked to safely remove the deceased,” stated Sgt. Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP Detachment commander.

The BC Coroners Service was notified and also attended the scene. The Coroners Service is also conducting an independent and concurrent fact-finding investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means the deceased came to their unexpected death.

Neither the RCMP or the BC Coroners Service has any additional information for release at this time.

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